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    Senior Member Rael's Avatar
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    98 XJR Noisy steering when cold

    Hi All,

    Yesterday and today I have noticed that the steering is noisy (assume this is the pump) when the car is cold. Once warmed up it is silent as usual. I suppose I would describe it as a whine. There seems to be no issues with the actual steering, just noise.

    Is it the PAS pump? Should I be worried about it? Cheers guys!
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    Re: 98 XJR Noisy steering when cold

    Hi Rael,

    I had a noisy power steering issue that I sorted at the weekend. Original post here http://www.jaguarforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=31897

    Simple, worked a treat and still silent.

    Hope it helps?

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    Re: 98 XJR Noisy steering when cold

    Thanks for the response.

    So your PAS fluid level was low was it? I shall have a check of mine when I get in and maybe buy some of that Dexron III stuff tomorrow. Assume as you mention Halfords its easily and readily available from there?

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    Gone: 98 XJR, 06 XJ TDVi Sport Premium
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    Re: 98 XJR Noisy steering when cold

    Yeah, mine was just slightly low, but rather than just top it up with Dexron III, I bought some Dexron III compatible additive/seal lubricant too. Got them both from Halfords for around 6-7 each.

    Job took less than 5 mins and perfect straight away.

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    Re: 98 XJR Noisy steering when cold

    Well, as suddenly as the noise appeared, it has gone! Upped and disappeared like a fart in the wind.

    But thanks for the info, I will check levels at the weekend anyway and at least I know what to do now
    Gone: 98 XJR, 06 XJ TDVi Sport Premium
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    Re: 98 XJR Noisy steering when cold

    Having said it went away, it came back! Checked the fluid level and none was visible in the resevoir

    Bought some of that DIII stuff and topped it up and so far, touch wood, it's gone back to being totally silent again.

    Thanks again for the info
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    Re: 98 XJR Noisy steering when cold

    Rael, I'd be worried about where that fluid has gone!

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    Re: 98 XJR Noisy steering when cold

    Glad that cured it! As for the missing fluid, I'm guessing you've checked for any leaks? Keep an eye on the level and think about the seal lubrcant additive if you think you may be losing some.

    No leaks from mine and still lovely and silent

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    Re: 98 XJR Noisy steering when cold

    Thanks both for the warning on the loss on fluid. Don't worry, I don't take things like this lightly, I am keeping a very close eye on fluid levels. I cannot see any sign of fluid loss or leakage, but it's a bit of a challenge to get under an XJ!

    Will keep this thread updated, as it may be useful to other members.
    Gone: 98 XJR, 06 XJ TDVi Sport Premium
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    Re: 98 XJR Noisy steering when cold

    Been a while and the steering has been silent. Strange that no warning appeared through the computer? Anyway, problem solved!
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