Power steering on polo 2008 model

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Power steering on polo 2008 model

Post by vw4eva » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:48 am

Hi guys. So this last few days my steering is getting jittery and feeling stiff while turning.
Car has 320000km.
Polo 2008 model

Could this be the power steering wheel pump?
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Re: Power steering on polo 2008 model

Post by missioner » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:22 am

vw4eva wrote:Hi guys. So this last few days my steering is getting jittery and feeling stiff while turning.
Car has 320000km.
Polo 2008 model

Could this be the power steering wheel pump?
It could also just need oil.

The pump and the reservoir is under the LHS headlamp, behind the bumper.

It's also common for the pumps to get knocked and fail, because of where they are positioned on the car. If you pull the front facing part of the LHS wheel moulding you will see the pump properly.

It needs green power steering oil. It's called Pentosin 11S oil.
There are equivalent oils that have the same formula and can be used as a replacement for the Pentosin. Can be bought at Goldwagen, etc.

Do not use ATF or anything else. The pump is expensive and will fail fast if filled with the wrong stuff.
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Re: Power steering on polo 2008 model

Post by vw4eva » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:12 pm

Thank you!
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