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#1 fiesta_lad

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 10:58 PM

Hi all just wondering if any 1 can help me ive got a fiesta 1.3i on a 51 reg endure e engine just been out in the car just then drove about 20miles heared no clicking went around a round about heared liked this clicking noise but it comeing from inside the car when i turn left or right it sounds like 1p coin getting moved around in the steering wheel ive never heared this b4 car got power steering seems to be handing fine any 1 help cheers alan.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:02 PM

just to clarify....

is it just one click as you turn the wheel, a repetitive click as your turning the wheel or click once the wheel is turned and you are moving round the corner?

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:07 PM

just to clarify....

is it just one click as you turn the wheel, a repetitive click as your turning the wheel or click once the wheel is turned and you are moving round the corner?

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it is repetitive click when iam turning the wheel once and going around round abouts.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:12 PM

it is repetitive click when iam turning the wheel once and going around round abouts.


Thats still don't make sense to me...sorry!....so when turning the steering wheel you here the repetitive click? and it doesnt matter if moving or not?

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:17 PM

Thats still don't make sense to me...sorry!....so when turning the steering wheel you here the repetitive click? and it doesnt matter if moving or not?


Sorry i only hear the click whan iam driveing the car but when the car is not moveing i don't hear it hope that helps.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:20 PM

....so when turning the steering wheel you here the repetitive click? and you need to be moving to hear the noise?

what area do you think it sounds like its coming from?

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:25 PM

....so when turning the steering wheel you here the repetitive click? and you need to be moving to hear the noise?

what area do you think it sounds like its coming from?


Yeh i hear the repetitive click while turning the steering wheel. and the car needs to be moveing to hear the noise.

It sounds like it comeing from around the steering wheel area and the noise is inside the car.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:29 PM

weird that you need to be moving.

I would say either interference between the back of the steering wheel and the steering column trim or the UJ (or universal joint) which sits near the pedals and allows the steering shaft to bend and turn at the same time before it reaches the rack...give it some oil/lube.

But my bet would be steering wheel rubbing on something....could even be the steering lock on the ignition not completely releasing...or a wire/clip on the steering shaft!

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:33 PM

weird that you need to be moving.

I would say either interference between the back of the steering wheel and the steering column trim or the UJ (or universal joint) which sits near the pedals and allows the steering shaft to bend and turn at the same time before it reaches the rack...give it some oil/lube.

But my bet would be steering wheel rubbing on something....could even be the steering lock on the ignition not completely releasing...or a wire/clip on the steering shaft!


Right ok so whats the best things to check cheers.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:35 PM

I would suggest removing the steering column covers, top and bottom, then driving and see if its louder...

try going out with someone else, so as you drive, they can have a look and listen :)

but when you remove the covers, look for rubbing damage where they get close to the wheel and then look around the column for anything possibly rubbing or interferring :)

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:36 PM

just thought....could be your indicator stalk canceling catch that is broken...the bit that cancels the indicator once gone round a corner!

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:41 PM

just thought....could be your indicator stalk canceling catch that is broken...the bit that cancels the indicator once gone round a corner!


so it could be something of the indicator stalk thats like snaped and its getting moved around.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:44 PM

so it could be something of the indicator stalk thats like snaped and its getting moved around.



maybe....remove those covers and go drive with someone....

have them have a feel around as your doing it, with using the indicator and not using it....

hold the indicator stalk and you may feel the clicking!

could be so much, so you gota do some testing...unless someone here has had EXACTLY the same fault, gona be the only way to FL :)

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:48 PM

maybe....remove those covers and go drive with someone....

have them have a feel around as your doing it, with using the indicator and not using it....

hold the indicator stalk and you may feel the clicking!

could be so much, so you gota do some testing...unless someone here has had EXACTLY the same fault, gona be the only way to FL :)


ok no worries i hope its notthing thats going to put a hole in my pocket :lol: but i will do the tests tomorrow and get back to you thanks for your help.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:49 PM

can't imagine it be much....look forward to hearing what you find :)

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