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Newtdriver

Loose Steering And Squeal When Changing To 2Nd

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Hi all!

I'm a new driver, my first and current car is an 02 Fiesta 1.4 Zetec and overall im very happy with my purchase... however, there are a couple of things that are troubling me.

Firstly, the steering feels really loose to me... especially to the left, it doesnt have that much play but it seems large movements in the wheel result in too small movements in the wheels.

Secondly, when i change gear up into second from first i sometimes get a squealing noise, just for a second or two as i reingage the clutch.

When i purchased the car i put it through a basic service where it had its cambelt changed.

If anyone can tell me what it might be and how i go about resolving it (and the cost!) i will be a happy ford owner, or just tell me its my shockingly bad clutch control/driving :)

Thanks in advance!

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Hi all!

I'm a new driver, my first and current car is an 02 Fiesta 1.4 Zetec and overall im very happy with my purchase... however, there are a couple of things that are troubling me.

Firstly, the steering feels really loose to me... especially to the left, it doesnt have that much play but it seems large movements in the wheel result in too small movements in the wheels.

Secondly, when i change gear up into second from first i sometimes get a squealing noise, just for a second or two as i reingage the clutch.

When i purchased the car i put it through a basic service where it had its cambelt changed.

If anyone can tell me what it might be and how i go about resolving it (and the cost!) i will be a happy ford owner, or just tell me its my shockingly bad clutch control/driving :)

Thanks in advance!

i would say the loose steering feel may be because you have excessive play in a track rod end or ball joint.

the squealing may be the clutch release bearing but im not too sure.

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