Hi , this is an old thread but i have been banging my head against the wall for three years with my wifes polo 2004 , 1 .4 petrol . I had a fairly new second hand pump fitted but problem cropped up three months later .....
Did almost everything as suggested in this and other threads , had two agents take a look at it and the quote for repair was nothing short of a new heart transplant .
Until i decided to fault find myself, so armed with a full can i set out to do the following .
1. Changed all fuses that sit on top of the battery case
2. Unplug wire harness that runs from the steering rack to the power steering pump itself , i then gave these connection points a healthy squirt of Q20.
3. There are two more connection points on the pump, i disconnected these and dosed with Q20 .
4.There is a connector block which sit besides the battery , did exactly the same there
Turned the key and viola ,power steering activated ..
From all of this i realise that there is definately a weak power source or a corroded point, i suggest you try this first before taking the leap for a new or second hand pump.
You or anyone else that stumbles on this thread with the same problem are welcome to drop me an email....firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh , I'm from South Africa by the way , just couldnt find anyone who could help me over here , not even Volkswagen SA themselves .
Posted on Sunday 28th of April 2013Don't understand this? Ask a question