Update on lost power steering in my Dmax

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 17:57
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G'day all

The original thread is now in the archives and I couldn't work out how to get it out.

Anyway, to recap I lost power steering while in Mildura.

I was advised it was the power steering pump.

Finally had it replaced at Heatherbrae NSW, but I had to pay $1236 to have the job done.

Isuzu claim it was out of warranty by 400 km, I claimed it was 100km in warranty when the problem was first reported, but they could not determine what was wrong.

Isuzu eventually paid $330 dollars towards the cost.

Better than nothing.
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 19:55

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 19:55
You must be a very easy going type of fella Boo Boo. If that was me I would have Fair trading, Consumer Affairs and the Easter Bunny tuned in and on speed dial.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 19:08

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 19:08
G'day Pop

Yep, I'm easy going, but I am also realistic.

My experiences with Isuzu and the Dmax have not been great.

I use a lot of word of mouth to convey my feelings about Izusu and my Dmax.

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Reply By: Ross M - Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 22:10

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 22:10
Boo Boo
Did they tell or show you what actually was the problem?

Have you considered using some Teflon additive in the Dexron 2/3 so it assists the lubrication of the vanes in the pump.

ie, Nulon ATF?
Not sure what size tin/package it is now sold in but for a PS system you would only add 25ml to 50ml
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 19:16

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 19:16
Ross

I'm not mechanically minded, so I will discuss your suggestion with my regular mechanic.

I didn't see the pump, but they said the some of the vanes were sticking.

I have had enough intermittent problems with the Dmax to make me decide that then next serious problem will be fixed and the dmax sold.
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Reply By: Batt's - Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 00:28

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 00:28
That's pretty weak on their behalf a couple of yrs ago my fathers ford focus done the alternator 5 months out of warranty ford replaced and he only had to pay labour costs which he was happy with.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 19:24

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 19:24
Batts

The dealer in Tamworth thought I would be given the pump under warranty, but obviously Isuzu had other ideas.

Like I have said above the Dmax has one more chance.

The DA and myself travel up to 10 months of the year and need a very reliable vehicle.

I want a Dodge Ram or a Ford f250 and the wife doesn't mind, but I haven't told her the price. LOL
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 23:59

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 23:59
"The original thread is now in the archives and I couldn't work out how to get it out."

There is no way you can add to it when it is in the Archives. All the threads are numbered. You find it in the LH column labelled "ThreadID." What you should do is to quote the thread number in your opening sentence. That way readers can use the "Thread Find" function at the top of the page to go to that thread.
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