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Merry Christmas to all!

Does every think that there power steering is very noisy at reverse/ slow speeds???

It makes a bit of a racket but perhaps because of the tap. Also my alternator belt squeaks when cold any one else noticed?

I finish work for Christmas today!!!!
Yippee!!!

James
 

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important note for those waiting for MINI

The noise is very noticable outside the car.

But NOT inside !

Dave
 

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Because of the MINI's power steering, it can be heard at slower speeds. But last year I noticed that the noise was getting louder & louder, until eventually it sounded like a cat being murdered. The next day my steering went completly and when turning the wheel it juddered and made a loud grating noise.

I called out MINI emergency services and it turned out that I needed a new steering rack.

This was just an example of an extreme case, but generaly when your steering makes a low noise this is normal.
 

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yeah.. the noisy power steering is normal and a nice quirk to have i think. Makes the car just that little bit different! One of the girls at the dealership where i got my car from said she's akways being asked about the power steering noise. She said if you can play a tune by moving the steering wheel, it's fine :D
 

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Yep it sure is noisy - normal i think on nearly all

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yeah.. the noisy power steering is normal and a nice quirk to have i think. Makes the car just that little bit different! One of the girls at the dealership where i got my car from said she's akways being asked about the power steering noise. She said if you can play a tune by moving the steering wheel, it's fine :D
 

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Phew, so glad I found this thread. Only had my first Mini (Cooper S) a few weeks and I was sure my pump was on it's way out. Hadn't noticed until my boyfriend borrowed my car and drove away without me :mad: Like you say, you can't hear it at all in the car!
 
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