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    Power Steering

    Hi Everybody, was hoping somebody could help. I have an 1.6 SXI, have owned it about 9 months.

    There is a strange sound coming from the Steering wheel when turning at low speed, it sounds like the fluid is "gushing" through a pipe... I have checked the fluid level over the past week and it hasn't moved (still at Max). I have never heard this before in any of my other cars and wondered if it was normal?? Any help is appriciated!

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    I think the MK4's do make some noise when using the steering.

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    Thanks Mark,

    There wasn't any heavy steering or leaks, but as it was coming from the steering wheel I thought I'd better check!

    Cheers

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    if u hear gushing noises coming from the dashboard area its more than likely coolant and an early sign of head gasket failure

    sounds random but hows ur oil and water levels?

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    I checked a couple of days ago and the Oil and Water are fine (I got stung with an old focus with a head gasket problem and have always looked out for them two things, am a bit paranoid now).

    I did a 600 mile trip last week and the Oil and Water levels didn't move - Im pressuming (as not mechanically minded) the levels should have shifted if Head Gasket problem...

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