Abnormal Noise From the Power Steering Pump on Volvo V50

An abnormal noise may develop from the power steering pump. This is commonly caused when the air conditioning accumulator is touching the power steering pump. Our technicians tell us that securing the accumulator so it does not touch the pump will correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 103,666 (75,000–150,000)
2 model years affected: 2005, 2006
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2005 Volvo V50 86,000 mi,
The dealership and an auto repair shop both told me to replace the power steering pump. Cost over $1000 each. I did notice the noise stops usually after the vehicle is running sometimes longer. I will need to find someone to secure it per your suggestion. Noise is alarming. Hope I can find someone to secure problem. Thank you
2006 Volvo V50 150,000 mi,
Difficulty with the steering especially when its cold outside. Turning left you have to yank the steering. Took it in twice to the dealership, to get it looked at and was told they can't reproduce the problem. I took it in again yesterday, because i did not feel safe driving it.. It was a problem with the power steering so now it will cost me $3500.00
2005 Volvo V50 75,000 mi,
I CAN HEAR ABNORMAL NOISE WHEN STEERING