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Old May 11th, 2014, 09:33 PM
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problems with my steering

Unsure if we have a problem with the steering on our mini one, it is stiff-not heavy.You cannot rotate the wheel with fingers or one hand.So confused if this is normal?Just been for mot and the mechanic did say they have problems with power steering pumps, and the steering was a bit stiff but not heavy so he was confused.On the pipework there was a damp spot which he says could be loosing pressure but we have had the car for 12 months and the fluid is topped up, dosnt deem to have lost any.It not like driving a tractor but not very fluid?
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Old May 11th, 2014, 09:48 PM
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Hi ya

What year is your mini.

I know it's a sill question but your tire pressure are correct.
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My 02 plate had a steering Issue would go rock solid. Look up watchdog mini power steering issue in google as richard grant did a piece on the problem about a year ago when his daughters went wron
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Yes tyres ok, ball joints fine etc as just had mot and as we said even the mechanic commented on it being stiff, not heavy not light but in between which puzzled him?
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Ok so I am having the same issue just different format. One day my power steering works, the next it does not (Even though the steering is really stiff and heavy I kind of like it, reminds me Im a man). Sometimes when coming off the motorway the steering will go stiff until I restart the car. I have tried using electrical parts cleaner and a air shop hose to clean and blow out the connectors. The issue is less frequent, but it still happens which means I still have an issue. I have seen some people taking the power steering out completely? An suggestions from our brothas and sistas @mini2?
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Ok so I am having the same issue just different format. One day my power steering works, the next it does not (Even though the steering is really stiff and heavy I kind of like it, reminds me Im a man). Sometimes when coming off the motorway the steering will go stiff until I restart the car. I have tried using electrical parts cleaner and a air shop hose to clean and blow out the connectors. The issue is less frequent, but it still happens which means I still have an issue. I have seen some people taking the power steering out completely? An suggestions from our brothas and sistas @mini2?

You need a new power steering pump, lots of info here:
Power Steering Pump replacement - Mini Cooper Register Forum
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