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Hello,

I have recently purchased a 2007 Mini Cooper Sidewalk Convertible

The test drive was fine - after the 3 and a half hour long journey home, trying to park the car was very difficult.

The steering became very heavy but only when turning the car around or parking.

We topped up the power steering fluid as it was low and still no change.

We have now replaced the power steering pump (as the old one was leaking) today, bled it (now no leaks) but the steering is still super heavy when parking the car

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Thanks in advance
 

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Since you've already changed the pump.
Have you checked the battery condition and the alternator is charging the battery properly?
 

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Since you've already changed the pump.
Have you checked the battery condition and the alternator is charging the battery properly?
Unfortunately yes, the car had a brand new battery fitted prior to us picking it up!
 
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