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#1 mick88

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 10:06 PM

Hello All

Fiesta has been behaving well until lately

When turning the steering to straight ahead after turning when reversing I get a clunking noise from the front, steering is quiet at all other time's, is this just the norm for the electric steering system as i've no experience of it or is it a characteristic of the Mk7 fezza :D

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:42 PM

Sounds like the strut bearing. The strut bearings job is to twist the suspension strut when the wheel turns, when it goes bad, you rotate the wheel to straight ahead and the suspension coil doesn't twist back with it, so when the strut turns the clunk sound is the strut rotating but the coil staying in the same position. Hard to explain but hope I have done so adequately.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:56 PM

Thanks jmurray01 for your reply

Was told could be the top strut mounting, is this the same thing. Just strange that I get it only when reversing but not at all when driving

Will book a date with Ford for a look at it

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:59 PM

Thanks jmurray01 for your reply

Was told could be the top strut mounting, is this the same thing. Just strange that I get it only when reversing but not at all when driving

Will book a date with Ford for a look at it


yes, although i would say the mounting 'holds' the bearing within it but yes that is what they are talking about.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:05 PM

iv got this problem as well. started after about 14000 miles. only happens in slow speed manouvoures usinf full lock. Took it to Ford who lubricated the steering column, the problem still persists though.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:07 PM

iv got this problem as well. started after about 14000 miles. only happens in slow speed manouvoures usinf full lock. Took it to Ford who lubricated the steering column, the problem still persists though.


only time ive ever come across it is on older cars, after a few years of being blasted by water and salt, the bearing dries up.
i would have said it was unusual on such a new car but then, who knows these days.

if you get someone to turn the wheels, have a look at the spring you might see that its 'notchy' when turning, you might also be able to feel it.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:46 PM

Thank's all for the replies

Stef will check out the spring's condition

Car only has 5000 mile's on it from January this year but it was built last August so was probably lying in a compound somewhere for the 5 month's that hasn't helped :(

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 09:24 AM

Hi Mick88

Did you get any resolution to this problem?

My Mrs 10-plate Titanium is doing the same - a knocking noise from the front end when reversing then straightening the wheel again at low speeds. It is fine when above 10mph. The car has only done 4000 miles.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:14 AM

Hello oobster

Fiesta is booked into local Ford dealer this coming friday morning, will report back any news when I get it back. Hopefully get it sorted

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:12 PM

Thanks, that would be appreciated.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:39 PM

Got the Fiesta back today, noise gone :D

Noise was being caused by the torque sensor that control's the electric power steering. It was giving wrong infomation to the steering's ECU, it's job is to sense the steering input and vehicle speed and adjust the strenght of the steering to match, light steering at slow speed's and weighting up when the speed increase's. They updated the system's software and also checked the suspension and steering part's, all checked out ok

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:58 PM

Thanks Mick, did the noise I described above sound similar to the problem you were having?

Also, was there any charge for the work you got today?

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:36 PM

Yes mate same noise when straightening steering after reversing, no noise when up and running, only at slow speed

No charge for the work, done under warranty


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