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Old 10-28-2015, 01:52 PM   #1
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Power Steering UPDATE!!

I posted on here a couple weeks a go about a lack/loss of power assist at low speed/idle. I have the MH in the shop and they have tested the hyd. pump and there is a loss of pressure at low rpms.

Basically it amounts to no assist at idle which means it is armstrong steering while maneuvering into tight places. The steering is fine/manageable when the mh is moving. The shop has called around and it appears that the pump is out of production in the states. They are looking at a 14 week lead time from England and a price of $600+. The money isn't the issue, it's the down time. We have plans over the holidays.

I am curious if anybody else has had this problem? Is there a cross reference to another pump? Sauer Danfoss is referring us to the UK.

The model # C45.ol35765160160

Any suggestions???

They are going to put the pump back in so that I can use it. Our plans are for a nearby group gathering over New Year.

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Old 10-28-2015, 03:58 PM   #2
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We had the same problem a few years ago. When we called Sauer Danfos they told us they had sold the line to a English company. We ask if that included there parts inventory. They did not know. When I ask them to check. Low and behold they had 26 pumps in inventory. If I remember correctly the price was $350.00.

Call them yourself and ask if they have any leftover inventory.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:57 AM   #3
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Thanks Dennis, I'll give them a call.

Just curious, was your steering acting like mine? Once the revs drop to idle the assist is gone, but you could maneuver around at campground speed?

I don't know squat about these pumps and maybe somebody will enlighten me, but it's hard to imagine that there isn't an interchange with a readily available pump and few adapters.

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Mine was much worse. Loosing brakes and engine over heating. Started after hydraulic filter change. Service center put in wrong hydraulic oil, not correct viscosity. The pump is a gear pump. Gears were distroyed. Metal shavings through out the system.
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Yep, way worse. I changed the fluid and filter myself. Followed everything I could find here on the forum.

Thanks for the information, Terry
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Call Berendsen Fluid Power (google) & they can match the pump number. Might have one in stock some place in the U.S., they sold the parts to WRV.
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