Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-2007, 03:17 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Denmark
Posts: 71
Steering problems after 2-3 hours drive...

Hi'

I usually do not drive my car very far. Its my daily driver but, on a daily basis that is only 1 hour of driving.

However I have noticed if I drive the car for 3-4 hours I can feel the steering is becoming more rough. It's not getting more hard to turn the wheel but it is the exact feeling like there is a bit of sand in the steering wheel mechanism, it's a bit crunchy.

If the car cools down the problem is gone the next day.

I had the power-steering fluid checked, but the car was not 1000% cold at the time so maybe they didn't check it properly !?

Has anyone experienced this with their car or possible suggestions for the reason of this problem?

I am suspecting perhaps the power-steering motor is worn out, but it just seems weird this only happens when the car has been running for many hours.

Thanks in advance !!
williamsF1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 03:47 PM   #2
Porscheectomy
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle Area
Posts: 3,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by williamsF1
Hi'

I usually do not drive my car very far. Its my daily driver but, on a daily basis that is only 1 hour of driving.

However I have noticed if I drive the car for 3-4 hours I can feel the steering is becoming more rough. It's not getting more hard to turn the wheel but it is the exact feeling like there is a bit of sand in the steering wheel mechanism, it's a bit crunchy.

If the car cools down the problem is gone the next day.

I had the power-steering fluid checked, but the car was not 1000% cold at the time so maybe they didn't check it properly !?

Has anyone experienced this with their car or possible suggestions for the reason of this problem?

I am suspecting perhaps the power-steering motor is worn out, but it just seems weird this only happens when the car has been running for many hours.

Thanks in advance !!
Change your fluid. It's become degraded.
blue2000s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2007, 01:20 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Denmark
Posts: 71
Thanks for the advice - it seems logical you are right... Just weird I had a FULL service recently, I checked the invoice and they actually haven't changed the steering oil.

I will get this done very soon...
williamsF1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page