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Post by goony » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:41 pm

right ive topped it up!!

but ive noticed that if i rev it over 1500 rpm whilst stationary with it on max lift it is REALLY hard to turn the wheel but as soon as I take my foot off of the loud pedal it turns easily any help or hints as to wether its right or wrong?? and hoiw to fix it please
also is it safe to drive??

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Post by Vanny » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:13 pm

what concition is the belt in, you might find that if its old worn and shiney that when you increase the revs, the belt is simply slipping and not creating enough pressure to supply to the PAS.


I wonder if there is air getting sucked in? Had any mysterious leaks in the past?

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Post by goony » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:33 pm

I only bought it on friday so no leaks yet or at least none thast i have noticed

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Post by goony » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:34 pm

is it hard to tighten the belt?? how do I go about it??

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Post by tim leech » Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:33 pm

Only yourself when ur missus comes after you with abig stick!

I had a similarr problem with the Xantia, I did soem citroen aerobics with its (up and down a few times and turn the steering from lock to lock) and it cured it.

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Post by jeremy » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:40 pm

Air gets in through the hose from the LHM reservoir and the pump. As this pipe is under suction there is seldom any leakage of LHM - just air getting in - usually at where the pipe fixes to the reservoir. The pipe itself can go porous .

As the system is designed to run on oil - air causes all manner of problems - either due to compressing or due to passing through valves and other devices relying on the viscosity or surface tension of the LHM.

The LHM pump belt must be REALLY tight - if its a diesel the pump is over the gearbox - slacken the mounting bolt at the bottom a bit as well as the slider pivot bolt and the slider bolt itself, lever with something strong, tighten the slider bolt first to hold it then the other 2. By tight I dont mean that it can be deflected 1/2 inch - thats for other cars - I mean tight.

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Post by goony » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:54 am

thanks for that, i also noticed that when i checked the level by taking the cap with the pipes off that the oil was frothy at 1st as if it had had air blown through it and also 1 of the pipes had a few bubbles leaking at the point that it conects with the cap so does this confirm the air leak??

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thanks everyone for all the help I bought this car as i will be working away from home down in farnborough but will be back at weekends so wont be on till friday night and hopefully ill be able to sort it out next weekend
I dont spose any of you guys are near peterborough are you??

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Post by goony » Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:55 pm

why have you all gone so quite??

Well I made it to farnborough and back and it didnt miss a beat
im really suprised at the level of comfort for such an old car but the ride was great its like a flying carpet
ive still got the same problem with the stearing but im gonna have a look at the pump belt tommorow so i hope that will sort it out

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Post by goony » Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:26 pm

the belt is as tight as a tight thing now but its still showing the same problem
there is a citroen specialist in farnborough apparantly so ill try and get it into him but i start work at 5am and dont finish till 7.30 pm but i can finish at 2pm on friday to miss the traffic home to peterborough but it will be worth it to get it sorted as its a good motor
the bloke i got it off was given it when his dads best mate died so only 2 owners from new and the old duffer was a bit like my dad IE evey tax disc kept every MOT kept full service history from citroen plus his own oil changes in between all written down its had new discs and pads and a new alternator not a recon but NEW and the cam belt all done this year its got tax and a mot till next year all for £300 :shock:
so its BLACK its SEXY and its CHEAP ill call her BEYONCE

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Post by ratkins5 » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:25 pm

I had this problem - it was fixed by running LHM flushing fluid in the car for a few thousand miles. Seems the system sludges up in places if the LHM goes too long unchanged.

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:17 pm

If you are getting frothy lhm then look reall hard at the big pipe between the pump and the
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