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I have the most annoying sound when i drive.
Like a dry rubber barring with a shaft turning inside it. Dry metal on dry rubber.

Was thinking it was something with the power steering pump, and maybe some air trapped.
Jacked it up and turned to both sides, all the way, several times. No air came out and there was no noise.
tightened all clips to the pump.

when the wheels vas on the ground again, i tried to turn and the squeaking noise was back.

I get the sound when driving in a straight line, but it get worse when i turn to either side.

Tried to lubricate the bushings, no change.
I made sure the hose from the reservoir is´nt bend or in a tight spot. No change

Now i really dont know what to do.

Any good advice here ?
 

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Just had same problem on my t4 and its a mixture of pretty much all front arm bushes just ordered a full set of ebay £50
 

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Just had same problem on my t4 and its a mixture of pretty much all front arm bushes just ordered a full set of ebay £50
You got link ?
I might do the same.
Just get it done, and change all the old parts.

Mine is a 11Kw, 2001 caravelle, 2.5TDI
 

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Often you can get squeaky front suspension / steering just because its been dry, after a bit of driving in the wet it all goes quiet again.

OK it probably indicates that something is a bit on the dry side but it could simply be a rubber gaiter rubbing on a bit of no-longer lubricated steel.
 

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Often you can get squeaky front suspension / steering just because its been dry, after a bit of driving in the wet it all goes quiet again.

OK it probably indicates that something is a bit on the dry side but it could simply be a rubber gaiter rubbing on a bit of no-longer lubricated steel.
Im sure you are right, but were is the million $$ question.
But, cant the top carrier mount be the culprit ?
 

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Im sure you are right, but were is the million $$ question.
But, cant the top carrier mount be the culprit ?
I would have thought it would be one of the joints where there is some weight/pressure there rather than those that simply push or pull.

My point was more, perhaps a quick splash in a puddle will save all those hours doing the various joints around the front steering and suspension. Of course you can still have a lever at them all to see if you have unwanted movement there.
 

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One of my upper ball joints produced a high-pitched 'bedspring' squeak when the rubber gaiter failed and it lost lubrication. The play in the joint only became apparent when the vehicle was jacked up and the load removed from the front torsion spring.
 

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One of my upper ball joints produced a high-pitched 'bedspring' squeak when the rubber gaiter failed and it lost lubrication. The play in the joint only became apparent when the vehicle was jacked up and the load removed from the front torsion spring.
Well its been a few years since i replaced the upper ball joints, so i might just get that done and se whant happens.

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