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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:15 pm 
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dont know if this is the rite forum to put this into but here it goes
when i turn my steering wheel at slow speeds(>10km) it makes a really badd grinding sound, it happens regardless of which way i turn. and after i do a big turn and alot of grinding occures theres a constant knocking sound that comes from the front of the car, it increases the faster i go.
any ideas as i cbf taking the car to a machanic before ive tried everything myself..
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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:20 pm 
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AU or the EF?

Possibly Ball Joints.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:21 pm 
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the au2, i herd there was alot of steering issues with the au

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:47 am 
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sounds like wheel bearing(s) to me does it make whirring noise as well in straight line
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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:39 pm 
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it makes the noise in a stratght line, and it even grinds when turning on the spot, thats why i didnt think it was the bearings. im also sure its not the steering rack.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:41 pm 
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When the balljoints are really worn, they rub on the inside of the brake rotor. Get under it and have a look.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:02 pm 
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power steering pump perhaps?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:25 pm 
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checkd the ball joints the dont seem to be rubbing the brake rotors, might be the power steering pump, how can i no for sure that it has s**t it self

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:23 pm 
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Check wheel bearings as when loose will allow rim of rotor to contact inside of caliper. often not obvious until you pull wheel.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:23 pm 
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Check wheel bearings as when loose will allow rim of rotor to contact inside of caliper. often not obvious until you pull wheel.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:26 pm 
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check wheel barings

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:05 am 
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sounds like the pump...will make a loud whirring sound when not running right.

Im going to asume that you have checked the levels, if full, blockage, if empty, well a leak.

Got a reco one here for $80. 12 month warranty.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:19 am 
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Jack the front of the car up, and get under there and wobble everything, give the tie rod ends a good shakin, the wheels, rack etc, see if something is loose, thats the first step, go from there.
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Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:21 am 
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the bearings are fine had a good look yesterday, ill get under the car now and look for wobblie things. i no its either the powersteering pump or the balljoints

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:59 am 
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You gotta jack it up to take the load off the steering assembly, otherwise it wont work, did you hold top and bottom of wheels when you wobbled them? thats bearings, side to side will be tie rod ends, rack,etc. With the weight off the steering, wobble your steering wheel side to side, i reckon there will be some play there to.
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