The vehicle has not been taken to the dealer. In addition, the steering rack would make a noise when the steering wheel was turned. I feel scary to drive the car as I don't know when it happens and how long it will stuck until I get it out. I was trying to park the car and my ignition switch locked and would not moved and kept the key locked in it. My power steering fluid reservoir was almost bone dry. Description: Volkswagen Jetta Power Steering Fluid.
Called to set up an appointment and the dealer told me the car is over 100,000 miles and I would have to pay for it. I used heavy duty, exterior grade zip ties to attach the new line to the dip stick support and the support for a wire bundle to keep the line away from the fans and voila. Since it's the low pressure side of the system, it's a bit less critical. Oil pricing doesn't bother me too much, because I can cruise 7000-10000 miles between changes. I had to use my parking brake and shut the engine off.
. Picked the car up today now with the second replacement steering pump and guess what - still noisy, but the noise is now worse, and there's fluid still puking out everywhere. Just lift the front wheels off the ground and cycle the steering wheel gently all the way to the stops. When I dropped the car off I told the dealer that I just wanted the power steering return hose replaced. The Jetta was bought used from another party, and had an accident from that owner, it was sold to me and since then the leaking fluids, check engine light have been serviced. Replaced it with a hose. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the purge valve and the steering rack failed and needed to be replaced.
Thanks again to all who post and help fellow owners out with these issues. I've gotten caught in the middle of an intersection with no brakes and no steering. I bought some Valvoline SynPower fluid but have not and will not use it now that I know I have to get something special. I believe the hose I got was either listed as bulk hydraulic or bulk power steering hose. And of course Fords now spec Mercon V in their autoboxes.
They are pretty proud of it. I'm new to this forum so forgive the rambling. In the absence of a Hanes manual I have a few questions: do I need to drain power steering fluid before removing return hose? I have all the symptoms of this issue on my 2013 2. It wasn't the Pentosin sp? I feel scary to drive the car as I don't know when it happens and how long it will stuck until I get it out. Air is entering the system and frothing fluid out of the vent in the cap as near as I can tell.
We're here to help with whateveve questions or concerns. We here at Auto Parts Warehouse want to make sure you're happy with your car part purchases. The failure mileage was 53,000. Since it's the low pressure side of the system, it's a bit less critical. Before adding power steering fluid, be sure to check your owners manual to determine what type of power steering fluid to add to your Passat. The horn will sound off one day and then for a couple of days it will not work. The mechanic added steering fluid and informed the contact that there was a substantial leak, which was worsening.
The type of fluid used must be able to withstand a wide variety of temperatures and maintain its integrity. Could the air be entering somewhere else? I had to get a tow to get it serviced in oct. I had to pair to get the ignition switch replaced and the key replaced. Just lift the front wheels off the ground and cycle the steering wheel gently all the way to the stops. Make sure that you get the same power steering fluid that the dealer calls out, you can also look at , do a search for your car. I couldn't find any obvious leak in the return hose, although it did have fluid on it. Stuff seems to be the same, but it sure looks like the Brainerd dealer is counterfitting.
I assume that would be in the low pressure line. Is your Jetta hard to turn? Oil pricing doesn't bother me too much, because I can cruise 7000-10000 miles between changes. I like the car, but the savings aren't all they're cracked up to be when you factor in everything. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle accelerated forward in a jerking motion without warning. The hose has to deal with heat and the fluid but not much pressure. Blowing fluid out of the reservoir vent. Description: Volkswagen Jetta Power Steering Fluid.
I searched internet and next day and I learn this as common issue. And I also noticed a small amount of steering fluid on the top of the reservoir. Made in Brazil according to markings on the hose. Guess I'll have to get some at the dealer tomorrow since my reservoir is almost dry. Mine has been bulletproof since last July and I went from hating my Jetta to loving it again in the mean time.
Last year the guy working on safety check called me for emergency because he couldn't get my car turned off, he's scared to break my key. I tried to upload pix of the broken line and my new solution. Then the Jetta while driving in a residential area the steering locked up and was stiff , stiffer still and unable to engage the driving rhythm I am an experienced driver and accustomed to pre power steering and this was a mechanical failure in the steering, wheels?? Now the sensor light is on for the engine and I was already told there's nothing wrong with the engine. I too, had this issue. Did you pay anything for them to diagnose the issue? This information will typically be located in the back of the manual in a section title fluid capacities and specifications. If you notice the power steering fluid level is low, see our how to fix minor power steering fluid leaks video.