Well, I can only go by what the wife says ... Apparently it happened now a couple of times after a little drive that when the missus came back the power steering was making a racket similar to the noise when you turn all the way to max . I personally haven't heard it yet but it did so again after she drove from West London to high Wycombe and back. It happened on the way back when she turned the steering. The only thing I can think of is that it's got something to do with the power steering but I haven't got a Scooby-Doo where to start looking ... The car is a 200E , auto , 124 Any ideas / info greatly appreciated !