Citroen Xsara Picasso - Citroen Xsara Picasso Steering - mrwoody

Hi all, new to this site, got a question, anyone help? I, for my sins, invested some 8 months ago in a Citroen Picasso 2.0 HDI on an 05 plate....... I know, what a fool!

Anyway, lately it has developed a steering problem that made the steering heavy and or stiff at times, and after pushing through the initial stiffness it frees. Took it to garage... either fluid problem...ok, pump problem....looks to be working fine, rack.....seems ok too, now the steering uj, well after a good lube the problem seemed to be fixed but after a short drive it returned, re greased ok so I think its the uj worn (used to be a problem on old fords if i remember). anyway... research seems to show that this cannot be changed alone be would involve a complete columb change, can anyone shed and light as to wether this is a seperate part or one piece, and how bigger job this is to do.

cheers and have a nice day! (i wont be as I am in a citroen!!!!)

Citroen Xsara Picasso - Citroen Xsara Picasso Steering - Peter.N.

Before you do anything else, check the tension on the steering pump belt.

Citroen Xsara Picasso - Citroen Xsara Picasso Steering - mrwoody

hi, have done that, on auto tensioner but all good. It seems still to be pointing to the uj, but am still thinking pump too........love my citroen...NOT

 

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