slight steering problem

Discussion in 'Engine' started by wd40, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. wd40

    wd40 New Member

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    Hi all

    Just today my steering has started to make an odd slight "honking" noise and when it does it (which is only briefly as you turn the wheel) I can feel a minor vibration through the steering wheel.

    Doesn't matter if its fast or slow, it's at about a quarter turn each way.

    I initially thought maybe power sterring belt or even lust the sterring wheel rubbing, but I ran my fingers round the steering wheel/column and it doesn't appear to be that, and it's not really a squeal if a belt was slipping.

    Any thoughts any one ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Matt_Bigwood

    Matt_Bigwood New Member

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    I've got a similar thing on my 2001 W210 - but it only happens when the car is warm, not immediately after starting up. Sometimes sounds like a horn being blown when I turn the wheel at low speeds - parking etc.

    I'd be interested to see if anyone can suggest what it might be.
     
  3. Mercedes cozy

    Mercedes cozy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    couple of things to check,

    1. Check power steering fluid.
    2. Could be a ball joint gone faulty.
    3. Can be a faulty pump.
     
  4. OP
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    wd40

    wd40 New Member

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    If the ball joint has just gone faulty (though it needed one relacing for it's MOT last month) what is the worst case scenario for that ?

    Will it catastrophically fail at some point?

    If it is the power steering pump are they a) expensive b) easy to fit?

    Thanks
     
  5. lynall

    lynall Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Is it something as simple as where the steering shaft goes through a rubber grommet in the bulkhead thats gone dry?




    Lynall
     
  6. OP
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    wd40

    wd40 New Member

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    certainly worth a check...Ta
     

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