I have noticed a 'tight spot' in the steering. Its only there when driving off for the first 5 mins from cold, and it Only when moving a few degrees off straight ahead so I'd say that rules out the [size="2"]Knuckle[/size] joint on the [i]shaft [/i](not sure of the correct name?)
The pas fluid looked black and dirty so I have decided to try and change it, however this seems like a messy job and can open up a can of worms....air locls....bleeding.....disturbing pipes...etc...so I used a vaccume fluid extractor to remove around 300ml then refill with new fluid ran the engine and turned the steering from lock to lock a few times holding it on full lock both ways for a few seconds, the oil looked black again so I done the same again but probly only removed 200ml this time and refilled. The oil still looks black but not so bad. I am intending on doing the same again to use up the 500ml of fresh pas fluid I have left.
I dont think this will solve the problem but its still worth doing, I should have done it a long time ago as a matter of course....
I found this on you tube but looks a lot more severe
has anyone else had this?