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#1 aph1101

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 05:16 PM

Hi everyone,

Over the last few weeks, I have noticed my fiesta has been making a fairly noticable creaking noise when the steering is on hard (1/2 to full lock) when the car is going slowly. Times it will happen are for example when pulling out of a parking space, pulling into a tight junction, or doing a three point turn or something of the like. I have only noticed this happening at slow speeds (20ish or less) going forwards. I haven't noticed it in reverse. I was just wondering whether anyone had any idea what could be causing it and whether it is a serious problem. The car is the one in my sig and it has done about 4k miles.

Thanks guys,
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#2 aph1101

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 07:55 PM

Shameless bump :(
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#3 irononreverse

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:46 PM

Shameless bump :(
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I have the same problem. Is it the power steering?

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:49 PM

I'm not sure it is....the power steering still feels like its working perfectly. I was thinking along the lines of anti-roll bars/suspension type things.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:52 PM

I'm not sure it is....the power steering still feels like its working perfectly. I was thinking along the lines of anti-roll bars/suspension type things.

mine does the same def steering related dont forget steering is electric and not hydrolic so guess its the motor creaking..

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:55 PM

mine does the same def steering related dont forget steering is electric and not hydrolic so guess its the motor creaking..


Aah yes.. of course! That makes sense. Do you think it is worthy of a phone call/ visit to ford?? It definitely doesn't sound like a healthy noise :huh: :huh:

#7 matthewlong(drivingschool)

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:09 PM

Not sure if its the same thing you are noticing but my Fiesta Titanium steering creaks when you turn the wheel at low speeds. It seems harmless enough on mine, just a creak from the coloumn by the sounds of it. It definately is noticable because even my learners comment on it! Had a Fiesta Style courtesy car recently and that did exactly the same thing! I just live with it, one of its many "quirks"

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:45 PM

suppose i can answer this in one go...... as ive had mine fixed already...

strut top moutings is what you can hear... its like a rubber streetching noise at low speeds!!

mines was done at only 900miles!!! if anyone lives near speed bumps you can prob put it down to them... we now drive over then at 15-20mph instead of the 30 that we used to!!

had it on a few of my cars!

the problem u have is trying to get it diagnosed as they dont creek all the time!!

mini had alot of problems with this issue...

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 05:40 PM

suppose i can answer this in one go...... as ive had mine fixed already...

strut top moutings is what you can hear... its like a rubber streetching noise at low speeds!!

mines was done at only 900miles!!! if anyone lives near speed bumps you can prob put it down to them... we now drive over then at 15-20mph instead of the 30 that we used to!!

had it on a few of my cars!

the problem u have is trying to get it diagnosed as they dont creek all the time!!

mini had alot of problems with this issue...



Thanks for that... I'll get ford to have a look at it when it goes in to get the EATC sensor replaced.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:52 PM

Have we ascertained whether this is actually a problem or not yet? I heard mine do it for the first time the other day and now it's driving me up the wall. It sounds like the sound effect when a big heavy wooden door opens in a horror film if that makes sense?!
In fact, my car has started to rattle in a few places now, which is highly annoying - newest location is around the instrument binnacle. :angry:

#11 aph1101

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 05:06 PM

Erm... not sure really! I'll tell you for sure during the easter holidays as we are going to get it looked at. Mine hasn't done it for a few days :D

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 05:14 PM

I`m going to meet Ford dealer tomorrow morning with this noise, but I think my Fiesta is afraid of being serviced as today it was barely noticeable that it is squeaking, few days ago I was terrified of how loud the noise was.... Maybe depends also on weather, now it is around 0, few days ago it was warmer, 3-6C...

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 08:12 AM

Oh right that's interesting. I wonder if its intermittent in my car too.

Harweyko, let us know how you get on at the dealer. :)

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:22 AM

To be honest, I`m really upset, Fiesta is afraid of service or something because there was not even a small squeak at the dealer. The worst squeaking was when it was 2+ degrees outside, today it was -2 so maybe that was the problem. Technician told me that it could be also track bar (or how is it called, it is tube between steering wheel and the body) and that it needs only few drops of oil on right places. Anyway, I`m going to change my springs for Eibachs on Wednesday so they promised me to check it once more time, at least it should be +4 outside....

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:49 PM

the problem i had is when they check the steering etc theres no load or strain on the steering so didnt do it! i got mine to do it by parkin on a hill and turning the steering lock to lock! generally does it when the cars been sitting for a while or in the mornings!

yeah sounds like a horror movie when the door creeks open! its rubber stretching! begining to look like a problem! my dealership blamed my eibach springs... i think not as they fitted them!!

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