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FAO TECHIES/FLEWY - STEERING GROAN ?
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Car : 2008 W204 C 200 CDI Manual 120k miles

Yesterday after performing a three point turn, just slightly right off centre, there is a creek/slight groan from the steering.

You can feel a small nugget of resistance, a slight lumpy feeling.

This only happens when stationary or at low speeds.

Power steering fluid level is correct.

Edit: 20 mins earlier, I stalled the car whilst going around a corner - Related ?

Any ideas ? :(

Thanks !

Updated February 20, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Top mount? Doubt the stall is related.

I'd start by making sure the system is bled and check the quality of the hoses. It's possible the pump's on it's way out, but check the cheap/easy stuff first.

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Googling about I have a hunch it is the bushes on the steering column

Jobbo said...

Top mount? Doubt the stall is related.

Should be able to tell if its top mount / TRE.

Jack the car up on one corner ( probably the side you deem noisiest )

Sit on your bum with the tyre between your thighs. ( this is options )

Place hands at 12 and 6 around the tyre

Wiggle tyre with a little force ( not enought to pull it off the jack if you are a powerfully build managing director )

If it clunks / clicks or wobbles it topmount

Do the same on 9 and 3

Its the TRE then ...

If neither , it didnt cost you ..

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Sounds like it'd cost you your nuts if you did pull it of the jack.

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Definitely not a top mount. I am sure the squeaky groan is column / pump related.

Ii had this on the Landy and it was a steering UJ.

Dave!

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