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Offline chuffer

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Steering issues
« on: November 17, 2015, 09:06:35 pm »
Hi,

Looking for some advice?

I have a '60 plate, 185 BHP Sport

A few months back I started experiencing a steering issue! When I turn the wheel left it feels like its grinding with a small resistance - you can only feel it when you're driving slowly - ie: when parking, pulling away, etc. I had a mechanic friend try it out and he's unsure - suggested it may be worth replacing the power steering belt?

I wondered if anyone else has experienced anything similar? Or have any ideas what this may be and a resolution?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Steering issues
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 08:19:52 am »
I'm sure the power steering is electric on these models? In which there is no belt .

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Re: Steering issues
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 11:15:10 am »
The first thing I would suspect would be a CV joint issue. If a CV joint is failing you will get a knocking or rumbling noise when you turn in one direction slowly. This tends to be a common problem with front wheel drive cars and normally due to a failed cover boot that protects the joint from dirt and moisture entry.

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Re: Steering issues
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2019, 09:20:16 am »
I have recently had a similar issue. It feels like something is grinding when turning to the left and is especially noticeable at slow speeds. I had a 162.5k service yesterday and dealer suspects it might need a new pinion (for the charge of c.£800!).

I'm thinking of changing the car anyway so may see if it gets any worse first!