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#1 FIESTA_MAD

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:29 PM

hi

my mk7 fiesta has 9000 miles on it now from new and for a few weeks now and every time i turn the wheel right around when parking or when i stop turning the wheel sometimes i get a clunk or a noise or some sort from the steering and i wanna know what does it sound like ?

has anyone on here had the same or is it normal ?


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:05 PM

My g/f's fiesta keeps doing this (2009 59 plate Style)

It has been back to Cutts of Campden in gloucestershire (Ford Dealer) 3 times with this fault.

Each time they say there is nothing wrong with it even though we hear knocking and pinging from the front springs

Its mega annoying its a shame there is no tsb for this

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:08 PM

should i even bother puting it into my garage to see if they can pin point it ?

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:09 PM

Hi

The more people who complain the better in my oppinion


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:35 PM

if its knocking and pinging from the front springs then its probably the strut top bearings/mounts

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:46 PM

How can i get ford to sort it ?

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:19 PM

surely this would be covered by your warranty? its pretty poor if the strut bearings are failing so early...

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:11 PM

Cutts of campden where my g/f takes her car say they cannot find anything wrong.

My G/F is so annoyed about it. She says i can hear it why cant they

Warranty runs out in october

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:10 AM

I had this problem with my fiesta, took it to ford (under warranty) who said it was an issue with the steering column and is actually an easy fix for them. However after a year of no clunking it has now started again so back to ford for me!

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:14 PM

When I took my car in for its last service (2nd @ 2 years old) I reported this issue - apparently it's caused by a tiny bit of free-play in the steering column at significant amounts of lock. The fix is something like removing the steering column and packing something full of grease.....which would have cost about £40 - £50 (total inc labour), so I'm living with the clunk for now!

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

it isnt just a clunk with jess's car. if she parks at full lock or turns whilst moving slowly you can hear the springs pinging again nothing wrong with it lol

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p.s no disrespect to deaf people (iam registered as deaf) but ford obviously are deaf as they can never hear the noises we (i can with hearing aids)

Jess says i should turn them off when driving but it would be like driving a magic carpet ie deadly silent

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:17 PM

if the springs are pinging then its more than likey the top bearings are sticking

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:51 PM

Just had the same problem knocking at the steering took it to the dealers was told there is a TSB about the problem which involved packing the coulunm with grease which they did ,took it down the road still knocking went straight back now its either the driveshaft or cv joint or the actual steering rack itself its booked for later this week so i see what happens next

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:51 PM

Hi there, is the knocking when you're on full lock and then returning? I would say its probably a lower arm ball joint making the knocking noise, in which case Ford should replace to whole bottom arm for the side you're having trouble with.
Took a Mk2 Ka in only today after numerous times being told that nothing was wrong, and after probably 5 visits and me telling them it was the ball joint, they soon replaced it under warranty. If it is the arm they need to replace, don't let them waffle you with the whole "its wear and tear and not covered" rubbish because it won't be, just shoddy parts! :)

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:19 PM

even when you wiggle the wheel the noise happens when u stop moving the wheel ?

it defo a clunk knock or ping and its anoying me now :(

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