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Power Steering Noise At Low Speed 2004 V70

“Last Saturday I flushed my power steering fluid with Pentosin CHF202 and the noise has gone away.

CHF202 is the new an improved version of CHF 21S, and it is cheaper too. I bought it at O’Reilly for $16 per bottle (1 liter).

Flushing this system can be done by one man, but if you have an extra pair of hands available use them. When flushing, the fluid comes out very fast and it is only 1 or 1,5 liters you have to get out. It just took a few seconds. You need to have 2 new bottles of CHF 202 ready to fill. All together I used 1 and 3/4 of the new CHF 202.”

V70 Power Steering Fluid Type & Flush

RE: POWER STEERING NOISE AT LOW SPEED

Post by airbusguy » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:37 am

I have the same story, bought a C70 that had no noise at all; when I picked it up to drive it home, the guy had topped up the power steering fluid with dextron. By the time I got home, it was noisy. Flushed it with the CHF202 and good as new.
 

RE: POWER STEERING NOISE AT LOW SPEED

Post by tigmaned » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:26 am

another power steering post…good.
if our owners manuals are telling us to use ATF, then what is this Pentosin CHF202?
like in another post i just did a drain and fill with actual power steering fluid… but don’t want to wreck my p/s….

STEERING IS TOUGHER TO TURN AT LOW SPEED

Post by Volvolio » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:52 am

Hello ,

On my recently acquired Volvo XC70 2005 (225k kms) I find the steering is much tougher to turn when going to low speed. Going to mid speed and up the steering feels great. I dont hear any noise and I have not noticed any leaks.

Is this actually normal ? If not what can I verify on my wagon to make sure everything is good.

Thanks guys !

2 Comments

Mark Coleman says:

Also, there’s a nasty smell from the engine bay.

Mine’s a 2000 V70 2.5 diesel, btw.

Mark Coleman says:

What kind of noise was there before you did the flush?

My power steering just went kaput. The steering felt crap, so I checked the reservoir, and there was no fluid. I filled the reservoir, but steering feels the same.

There’s been a rattle at idle/low speed for about a week, which I’ve assumed was from the engine – could that have been something to do with my power steering?

Thanks,

Mark

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