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Power Steering grumble

SSMarine

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Hi there,

My Maloo gets a sticking feeling in the PWR steering from time to time, mainly when cold, feels like a valve sticks on and if you give the wheel a quick tweak it goes away. The fluid level is ok and doesn't appear to be leaking. A visit to my local Holden dealer later they told me to "monitor" it and we'll look at it next service. They also mentioned a 'shudder' hose that could be fitted. Anybody got any info on this issue, should i fight it out for warranty???

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Seems its normal problem for VY's.

Mine has just started doing it.. I will be putting it up for warranty. When I take it in for 45k service next week.
 

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Problem for me is my warranty is up. Was it a recall or known problem?
 

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Known problem. Check sticky at top of the page.

Wont be a recall coz it wasnt a safety issue.
 

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Yes, it's a common problem. Check the "Issues with VY's" sticky thread.

Because it is such a known problem, I'd still try to get it under warranty, even though it's run out.

Let us know how you go. Mine hasn't had the p/s hoses changed (I haven't had any problems to date) but I'm interested to see if I can claim it later down the track if it starts playing up...
 

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I heard of an upgrade to the std hoses- I believe just a larger bore hose to allow better flow. Dont know much more
 
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