March 30, 2009, 4:44 pm
Over the last few weeks, the steering has been quite noisey, even the slightest turn of the steering wheel in a parked position will make a squeel noise. It seems to go away/be quieter when driving above 20mph, but you can hear it around corners at low speed.
Coupled with the noise is the sometimes jerky feeling of steering you will turn a bit it and it sometimes bites a little, not enough to pull you out of position but enough that you notice.
Anyone have any ideas?
Ford KA is P Reg, around 65k miles.
March 30, 2009, 8:28 pm
first things to check would be the fluid level and the tightness of the drive belt at the power steering pump.
March 30, 2009, 11:43 pm
Alright, the belt actually makes sense, dont know why i didnt think of it. Fluid is fine.
Where abouts is the belt located? how can I adjust it, and any ideas on the tools? - At uni so dont have a lot of tools and no manual for the car as its my girlfriends
March 31, 2009, 7:08 pm
i think the power steering pump is mounted on the top of the engine at the left end as you look under the bonnet, the belt takes a snaking route around various pulleys this is why they are often called serpentine belts, check for any looseness in the belt
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