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After Many Posts May Of Find Problem Noise!

15 July 2012 - 06:11 PM

I have posted many topics regarding a noise issue with my car, and might have eventually found it after many garage trips and self diagnosis. (MK6 Ford Fiesta Flame 1.4 16V)

When stationary with the engine switched off, with the steering lock disengaged, with the key left in the ignition. I turn the steering wheel left to right and wiggle it to find an annoying knocking noise, and this before I get to full lock.

Now if I am right is this an issue with the steering rack, and tie rod ends that are covered with the steering boots???

This is an idea of the sound I have found via YouTube:

Puzzled Mystery Noise

23 May 2012 - 01:42 PM

Hi all.

I currently own a MK6 2004 Ford Fiesta Flame 1.4L 16V. Now I have already posted a couple of topics relating to this matter. The car seems to be producing a lot of wheel noise, not as bad on smoother roads but still quite significant. All wheels have been checked for buckling or damage, and there is no sign of that. Tyres are fine and wheels correctly balanced. Took it to two mechanics to check for any suspension, steering related problems, and they cant seem to find anything wrong with that. Wheel alignment is OK apart from the steering wheel being slightly off centre, car tracks straight ahead no pulling to the left or right. Also put the gearbox in neutral to rule that out when at a certain speed, but still noise is there. Had a front wheel bearing replaced and both rear bearings replaced not long ago which is rules that out, and the only wheel bearing not replaced is the offside front but that is fine no play or noise coming from it.

The noise seems to be coming from the front of the car and sounds like a thudding, rumbling noise as though the shocks or springs don't seem to be absorbing the bumps in the road very well. Although the suspension is OK and steering is OK I would of thought this is more of a ball joint problem. When I first bought the car back in March 2011 the only noise apparent was normal tyre roar.

Anyone any ideas? Done the best I can to describe the problem so hope that helps a bit.

Buckled Wheels

17 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

Anyone know or had any issues with the following alloys related to buckling or weakness etc: Attached File  CIMG0728.JPG   2.97MB   43 downloads

Mk6 Fiesta Unknown Noise

25 February 2012 - 08:05 PM

Hi all,

My car (Fiesta Flame 1.4L 2004) has developed an interesting humming noise when getting above speeds of 20 miles or more. Now before you suspect it being a wheel bearing issue, I have recently had 3 wheel bearings replaced 1 front and 2 on the rear, and not too long ago had its first MOT which passed with no advisories. Also had 4 brand new goodyear tyres fitted just before the MOT test. Now taking all this into account suspension is ok, no problems with drive shaft or cv joints etc. and having new wheel bearings fitted, the noise seems to be coming from the front wheels. I have come to the conclusion that all I can think could be causing it is imbalanced wheels even though tyres are only a few months old and had been balanced at time of fitting, steering wheel does start to wobble when getting to 70mph. Could it be a balancing issue??