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Loose Power Steering Pressure Switch and low Fluid


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r286ps2
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Oct 6, 2016, 6:09 PM

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Loose Power Steering Pressure Switch and low Fluid Sign In

I noticed the Power Steering Fluid was low and the Power Steering Pressure Switch was loose and leaking. This is in a 2005 VW GTI Auto. I started to noticed when driving steady and when accelerating the idle would rev and and car would not accelerate just the RPMs rev also seemed to shift downward with a jerk. I noticed it this behavior twice once when vehicle was under heavier load, car also seemed sluggish. I fixed the Power Steering Pressure Switch and put more fluid in it and so far have not noticed any issues.

Is it possible that the power steering system can affect the Engine and Shifting of the car?


(This post was edited by r286ps2 on Oct 6, 2016, 6:12 PM)


Discretesignals
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Oct 6, 2016, 6:18 PM

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Re: Loose Power Steering Pressure Switch and low Fluid Sign In

Usually power steering issues cause loss of power steering and not transmission slipping and banging symptoms. Unless fluid was leaking onto something that is related to the transmission. Does it have any trouble codes stored?





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r286ps2
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Oct 6, 2016, 6:26 PM

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Re: Loose Power Steering Pressure Switch and low Fluid Sign In

It seems like it had an issue with the MAF also,, but it basically had no power steering fluid at all. I am wondering if this could make the MAF issues worse which would affect the engine and transmission.


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Oct 6, 2016, 6:36 PM

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Re: Loose Power Steering Pressure Switch and low Fluid Sign In

Don't see how power steering and MAF could be related unless power steering fluid was spraying all over the MAF and contaminated it somehow. The power steering fluid pressure switch is monitored by the ECU to allow more bypass air into the engine when your idling and turning the steering wheel, but it shouldn't cause MAF problems. Definitely say a MAF problem can cause transmission wackiness.





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r286ps2
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Oct 6, 2016, 7:32 PM

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Re: Loose Power Steering Pressure Switch and low Fluid Sign In


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Don't see how power steering and MAF could be related unless power steering fluid was spraying all over the MAF and contaminated it somehow. The power steering fluid pressure switch is monitored by the ECU to allow more bypass air into the engine when your idling and turning the steering wheel, but it shouldn't cause MAF problems. Definitely say a MAF problem can cause transmission wackiness.


I changed the MAF and it seems to be smoother and revs much faster.


r286ps2
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Oct 8, 2016, 4:34 PM

Post #6 of 6 (733 views)
Re: Loose Power Steering Pressure Switch and low Fluid Sign In

It seemed as if the car was revving up RPMs and diverting the power from the transmission to the power steering. Is this possible?






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