XJS 3.6 1989 loss of power steering

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XJS 3.6 1989 loss of power steering

Postby hutch123 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:01 pm

It has always been on the heavy side, then the other day no assistance at all. It also appeared that the reservior was weeping, or was being pressured. I ran the enging with the pipe off and got plenty of pressure.
So the basics are there.

What next ??

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XJS 3.6 1989 loss of power steering

Postby Brakebuster » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:32 pm

quite possibly the seals in the actual rack letting the fluid by, and not assisting the steering at all

this will be a rack out refurbishment,

as long as the metal components are in ok condition, the rack can be refurbished with a £25 kit, if you do the work yourself

or a refurb rack can be bought for about £150

pays ur money , takes ur choice jobby to be honest


btw, welcome to the forum

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