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 Post subject: URGENT - Steering Issues
Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:09 am 
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Dropping the car at the mechanic in a few hours but wanted to check the general consensus here first.

After doing a brisk uturn at a roundabout on Sunday, suddenly the steering started making a quite loud grinding sound. You can also feel the vibration from it through the floor.
* If the car is stopped and you turn wheel from lock to lock it will not do it
* Will not do it on slight bends. Only sharper bends such as turning into a side street or going around a round about.
* Will only do it above 20-30km/h
* Will only do it turning right
* When it does start grinding the wheel will not return to centre and requires some elbow grease put into it


Took it down to the mechanic to look over yesterday and he checked the bushes, bearings, ball joints e.t.c. and tightened all obvious bolts and it still does it. He said the rack is leaking a very small amount of fluid from the dust boot but by no means alot. Thinks the rack may be losing pressure and it's the only issue presenting itself but said with the size of the leak it would be unusual to present these symptoms

I just want to confirm before I spend hundreds on a reco rack, that if anyone has had this issue before, and that it wouldn't be anything to do with the Speed Sensitive Steering or the Power Steering switch??

 

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 Post subject: Re: URGENT - Steering Issues
Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:17 am 
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Looks like it time to change the rack. Once the start leaking from the boots it's all downhill from there. I've had two racks in mine so far and it's only done 160000 klm's.
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 Post subject: Re: URGENT - Steering Issues
Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:38 am 
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Mr220kw wrote:
Looks like it time to change the rack. Once the start leaking from the boots it's all downhill from there. I've had two racks in mine so far and it's only done 160000 klm's.
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Mr220kw


Did you have similar symptoms to what mine is having? Grinding / Crunching sound? I was kinda hoping it would be PS Switch or something with the speed sensitive steering. Reco Rack = $$$

Mine's done 102,000kms now so by the look of your experience, im up for one....

 

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 Post subject: Re: URGENT - Steering Issues
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:35 pm 
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Just for anyone out there that has a similar problem in the future, we ended up first changing the rack since the dust boot was already leaking and figured theres a decent chance this is causing it and needs to be changed eventually anyway. Unfortunetely this didn't fix it and it was the Pump.

Was an expensive $900 exercise but at least i know now the steering is A1 and the rack isn't going to suddenly s**t itself due to the leaking boot :D

 

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