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    power steering squeak returned?

    Hello,
    Ive checked out the TSB and my power steering reservoir has the sticker that tells me the additive has been used.
    However, I have now developed a squeak when turning slightly left ot right...

    Would my best bet be to drain the current fluid and add some new stuff, and then use the additive again as per the TSB?

    Also which would be the best fluid to use in my 2002 STR and how many litres should i buy?

    many thanks
    Last edited by 666STR; 14-02-20 at 16:58. Reason: spelling
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    Do I require dexron III mineral fluid? as i read in another post someone recommending mobil atf 320 which is fully synthetic!
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    Dexron 3 looks right. Not heard anyone getting the noise back so it may be a different cause.

    About 1.6l I gather.

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    it sounds typical of the common squeak noise tbh, sounds like its coming from the steering column ..
    im just wondering if say someone drained the fluid that had the additive in ...maybe it then would be required to be added again? hence why its started again?
    my str had a full service prior to me buying it...
    it wasnt squeaking when i brought it but it does now, its not a loud squeak.. just a slightly annoying one when you turn the steering wheel left or right..


    Would this fluid be ok? or would someone recommend a better branded fluid?
    This is what was recommended when entering vehicle details ..
    https://www.halfords.com/motoring/en...1l-262407.html
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    I used Motul Dexron III, coupled with the recommended Jaguar additive. Banished the dreaded steering column squeak quite quickly and has lasted for two years thus far...

    https://www.motul.com/ca/en-US/products/dexron-iii
    2003 S-Type 3.0, Zircon with the "Premium Package"...

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    Im just wondering if they drained the fluid during the service, as the fluid looks very clean new and red, so maybe if they flushed the system, its taken then additive as well?
    hence the squeak.

    is that motul fully synthetic? i read somewhere that mineral rather than synthetic is what should be used....
    Just want to make sure i get it right if im going to do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by S-Type Owner View Post
    I used Motul Dexron III, coupled with the recommended Jaguar additive. Banished the dreaded steering column squeak quite quickly and has lasted for two years thus far...

    https://www.motul.com/ca/en-US/products/dexron-iii
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    The Motul ATF is semi-synthetic, or a synthetic blend which also contains mineral oil esters. It was recommended by my European car specialist shop.

    It is certainly possible that the PS system was drained and re-filled as a service item, or the system may have been replenished after a repair, e.g., a hose or seal replacement, steering rack refurbishment, etc.
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    cool, thanks you for your input.

    Quote Originally Posted by S-Type Owner View Post
    The Motul ATF is semi-synthetic, or a synthetic blend which also contains mineral oil esters. It was recommended by my European car specialist shop.

    It is certainly possible that the PS system was drained and re-filled as a service item, or the system may have been replenished after a repair, e.g., a hose or seal replacement, steering rack refurbishment, etc.
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    I would recomend you use the updated TSB information:

    http://www.jagrepair.com/images/TSB/...ng%20Noise.pdf

    This replaced the previous TSB.

    It states:
    'Remove and destroy Bulletin S211-04, dated 07/03.Replace with this Bulletin.'
    'The flushing procedure has been eliminated.'


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    P.D.I done at Browns Lane on 24.02.2004 at 43 miles.
    (Previously Morocco Red/Magnolia 4.0 XJ40 Sovereign VIN:708xxx.)

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    cheers for the above, it doesnt mention anything about getting the fluid up to certain temps etc?
    I think what happened with mine, is when they serviced the car before i brought, i think they drained the PAS fluid which took the original additive with it, hence the squeek now appearing again, so perhaps if i just add the additive again it may do the job... fingers crossed!


    Quote Originally Posted by M-e-l-l-o-w View Post
    I would recomend you use the updated TSB information:

    http://www.jagrepair.com/images/TSB/...ng%20Noise.pdf

    This replaced the previous TSB.

    It states:
    'Remove and destroy Bulletin S211-04, dated 07/03.Replace with this Bulletin.'
    'The flushing procedure has been eliminated.'


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