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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:52 pm 
Light Pressure Turbo

Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:05 pm
Posts: 338
Location: West Oxfordshire
Car Models: 9-3 V6 Sportwagon Hirsch
I replaced the PAS fluid using the turkey baster method at the weekend and since I did it the steering (rack I guess) makes a noticeable popping/grinding noise. This only happens on the first turn (not full lock but at least half way there) after the car is started from cold and only happens once, the rest of the drive there is no noise and the steering is fine. Admittedly I accidentally got some air in the fluid whilst removing some and I guess that's the culprit and needs removing?
I've got another 1 litre bottle so will do that as soon as possible if if is.

I should also mention that when the front wheels were raised and I was turning the wheels left to right and right to left to force through the fluid there was a noticeable clicking noise coming from the rack area. This was happening with and without the engine running. I never heard this clicking noise when I changed the fluid on my previous 9-3ss.

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