Help - Search - Members - Calendar
Full Version: Stiff Steering
Ford Owners Club - Ford Forums > Ford Models > Ford Mondeo Club
corbz9
Hi everyone im a fgoc virgin so be carefull with me :D can any one help me i recently bought my fifth mondeo its a 52 plate tdci Zetec S. When i bought it i asked to look at the test certificate as ya do and there were 3 adviseries on it but the only one that concerned me was one that said [u]steering slightly rough [/u] and they are the exact words the guy at kwickfit where the car was tested had used anyway i took the car out for a testdrive and i noticed that when you were driving in a straight line and then you come to move the steering wheel it is slightly stiff like something is sticking i have been told this could be a number of things includeing the steering rack and the pump i just wanted to no if anyone else has experienced this problem and what was the solution i would be gratefull for your opions. thanks carl :)
stef123
[quote name='corbz9' date='06 March 2010 - 01:55 PM' timestamp='1267883141' post='69129']
Hi everyone im a fgoc virgin so be carefull with me :D can any one help me i recently bought my fifth mondeo its a 52 plate tdci Zetec S. When i bought it i asked to look at the test certificate as ya do and there were 3 adviseries on it but the only one that concerned me was one that said [u]steering slightly rough [/u] and they are the exact words the guy at kwickfit where the car was tested had used anyway i took the car out for a testdrive and i noticed that when you were driving in a straight line and then you come to move the steering wheel it is slightly stiff like something is sticking i have been told this could be a number of things includeing the steering rack and the pump i just wanted to no if anyone else has experienced this problem and what was the solution i would be gratefull for your opions. thanks carl :)
[/quote]

i would start by looking at the cheapest part first, strut bearings. these may have seized or are just getting a bit worn/old.
chris bowman
always worth checking the obvious just incase the garage hasnt. though they should have.
tyre pressures, fluid level etc.
L S Auto Repairs
if the rack or pump are faulty you may have metal fillings in the PAS resvoir so check a sample of the fluid.

the UJ on the colunm could be slightly seized so remove and check all angles of movement.

top strut mount bearings could have broken up.

check them first and go from there

hope that helps
corbz9
[quote name='stef123' date='06 March 2010 - 02:36 PM' timestamp='1267885609' post='69131']
i would start by looking at the cheapest part first, strut bearings. these may have seized or are just getting a bit worn/old.
[/quote]
O.k cheers for that :D
CAR PARTS EXPRESS
I'm sure there is a tsb out for this involving a replacement bolt and grease on lower steering shaft...will get back shortly


Full Colour Version: Stiff Steering
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here.
Invision Power Board © 2001-2014 Invision Power Services, Inc.