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Old 16-12-13, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Power Steering Fluid - Cause of problems?

Since I had my steering rack out of my 407 2.0 HDi (2004) to be reconditioned, the steering has been rubbish. It feels exceptionally light (Punto light) and seems to jerk around the place while making small turns, especially when turning right on a roundabout. The wheel seems to want to turn back left.

Now my actual front wheels have some small deformaties on them and I reckon they deformaties are pushing the steering around because the mechanic put in some generic power steering fluid instead of the TOTAL FLUIDE DA

Sound like a reasonable conclusion?
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Old 16-12-13, 05:45 PM   #2
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The fluid wont make much difference if anything I would expect it to make NO difference

Was the tracking checked after replacement ?

What was the original fault with the rack ?
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Old 16-12-13, 05:50 PM   #3
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I read somewhere here that the wrong fluid could make a difference.

My original fault was a leak. Steering was perfect before hand, but after putting it back, with generic fluid, it was super light.

Tracking, balancing all done.
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Peugeot say the fluid matters but to be honest we had a rack reconed in 1 of our 59 reg taxis and the recon place put normal dextron fluid in and it has been fine

Peugeots fluid is thinner but I doubt it is essential does your car have a sensor for variable rate on the rack maybe its not connected.
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Old 17-12-13, 12:23 PM   #5
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I doubt I have a variable rate sensor. It's a 2004 car, was that even available?
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Old 17-12-13, 07:15 PM   #6
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I doubt I have a variable rate sensor. It's a 2004 car, was that even available?
My 1986 Peugeot 505 V6 had variable rate steering
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