polo power steering problems

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Where do I check the fluid? I looked everywhere and in the manual but couldn't find anything.
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im not sure exactly where it is on a 2011 polo, but check under the battery. U have to remove the battery and the battery tray to see it

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Removed battery and tray but nothing there. I bought it second hand but I think it was one of the first "new" shape Polo sedans.
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U wont be able to see the reservoir from the top when the battery tray is removed. All u will see is a small green cap.

Easiest way to find it, trace the piping from the steering rack, u will see exactly where it goes to. If the pipe is going beside the gearbox then the pump is most probably in the same location as older polos. Its actually situated behind the bumper on the passenger side. You wont be able to see it from the wheel arch coz the fender liner will be blocking it. If u have fogs, check through the fog grill and u will probably see it.

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There are no pipes from the steering rack and the fog grill is solid.
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Oh ok unfortunately i dont know then.. wait for somebody else to reply.

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Got reply from the dealer.

The stiffness comes from the universals on the power steering shaft. The reason the quote is so high is because the power steering motor, shaft and universals are a complete unit, they cannot replace components on it.

Anybody have experienced this as well?
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Can someone pleas help me to locate where the earth strap is?
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Hi guys I'm new here and I would like some advice, I have a 2010 polo Vivo.. So I want to upgrade my power steering system to the later 2012 and up polo Vivo power steering system, is it possible to to do it by just remove and install and plug it in or must the harness also be changed?
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Check your fuses on the battery
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Hi I need some advise please have a polo 1.6 comfortline 2006 my airbag light came on and 2 days later powersteering light on and no powersteering at all checked all fuses inside and metal strip fuses not blown, new battery in car don't know what else any help
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Sherry20 wrote:Hi I need some advise please have a polo 1.6 comfortline 2006 my airbag light came on and 2 days later powersteering light on and no powersteering at all checked all fuses inside and metal strip fuses not blown, new battery in car don't know what else any help
Read the previous posts in this thread.

The fuses become cracked and lose contact.

If you are not confident with a DIY, go see a mechanic or auto electrician near you that you trust or comes recommended.
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Please any help
(1) Changed my steering Rack with a friend's own which was working on his car before Stripping
(2) The steering is still hard. The sensor showed on dashboard but we replaced the sensor with the old one and it's gone
(3) we have checked all fuses and they are fine
(4) The pump pumps oil to the steering Rack but steering still hard..
(5) please any advise
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:iagree:
YOU SAVED ME ALOT OF MONEY RIGHT KNOW ,ALSO HAVE THIS PROBLEM JUST CHECKED MY CAR AND THE FUSE IS BLOWN ... THANKS
shaney-gti wrote: Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:50 am thnx guys problem sorted, the frikking flat 50amp fuse on the battery was blown, i uesed a "under the tree mac" and he used his launch diagnostic machine and it picked up a fault saying communication error then we checked the fuses on the battery and found that to be blown, all that stress and headache for a simple fuse replacement for R32-00 lol and the agents said i need to replace the pump at a cost of like 20k..............how cud vw not pick that up surprises me hey, thanx guys
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Are you running car without the bottom splash/aero tray ?

Clean all connectors with Electrical Contact cleaner, ( White residue and or Rust needs to be manually cleaned)
Check that pins are seated properly in the connector also

and protect with a Suitable product (q20, WD40 Spark etc.
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