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2006 RR L320 is my power steering pump failing?
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lamb190
 


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2006 RR L320 is my power steering pump failing?

I got abit carried away in the snow friday and at one point 'lost' power steering. When this happened briefly i could smell a burning smell. And the steering makes that winning/groaning noise when steering.

I checked the power steering fluid level which was abit lower then the lower limit. (I know it was higher that that before).

I removed the n/s/f lower front access panel to be able to see the power steering high pressure and low pressure hoses (which were covered on oil - as was the power steering pump pulley). It looks like the belt had splat the power steering oil around.

I cleaned all the area and hoses and ran the engine for a while. I could not see any signs of leak.

After a test drive and top up of fluid i had partial steering failure again when trying to get full lock as well as that awful noise. - as soon as i got back i checked the hoses and and surrounding areas which were covered in oil again. The power steer fluid has dropped slightly again.

As this point i think the seals could be shot on the pump which leak under load and the pump pulley spreads the oil about.??

I did check the banjo on the high pressure line which was tight.

Has anyone had similar problems on the disco 3 or similar RR L320?

Mines the 4.4 jaguar V8. I have ordered a new power steering pump and both drive belts. - i have to have reliable steering as the wife drives it and it needs to be safe and we use this as our tow car.

I hope this sorts the problem. I plan to clean out the power steering fluid bottle while im at it.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Spencer.
  
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Pete K
 


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England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Rimini RedDiscovery 3

both belts ? (the supercharged 4.2 has 2 belts) (the SC belt is about £50 IIRC)

yes sounds like the pump. On full lock it puts maximum pressure on the pump, so avoid full lock until pump replaced
  
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lamb190
 


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Agree with you and avoiding full lock is what i am doing.

My 4.4 non supercharges has 2 belts. Primary serpentine and a secondary drive belt.

Cheers
  
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