S70 Power steering pump making noise?

1997 S70 T5 55000 miles. (UK Car)
Power steering pump seems to be making a little noise.Is this a common fault for this car and mileage? What is likely to need
replacing/fixing?
How much is this likely to cost to repair?
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George <spamtrap> wrote:

Is the fluid low? get it topped up.
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Seconded. It may be worth checking for leaks - I have the same car of the same age and it recently developed a very small leak from the pinion shaft - the bit where the steering column connects into the rack. Have a look down the back of the engine and see if anything looks damp. The system only hold 0.85 litres of fluid so it doesn't take a very big leak. Use ATF if it needs topping up.
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