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Member Since 12 Dec 2012
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In Topic: Any Help Appreciated As Im A Bit Lost :-/

08 June 2014 - 08:49 PM

No worries at all buddy! 


In Topic: Any Help Appreciated As Im A Bit Lost :-/

08 June 2014 - 05:04 PM

More likely a clip to be honest Chris!  Not too sure how the mk4 compares to the mk6, but look under the drivers side wheel arch and into the engine bay, there may be a clip attached to the frame holding a pipe which runs towards the back of the car but past the drivers side wheel.

Annoying the wife outside in that weather?!  Rest in peace!  It's raining up here in the North.

Would love to know how you get on though Chris.  As you say it is one of those things that you would never think of.


In Topic: Any Help Appreciated As Im A Bit Lost :-/

08 June 2014 - 04:42 PM

Yeah all pipes will move when moved with your hand to some degree Chris.  As I say get someone to turn the steering to full lock and keep tapping it off of full lock whilst the car is on.  The hydraulic pressure going through the pipes when the steering is turned to full lock will make the power steering line move, it was this movement that was knocking off of other parts of the engine.  Without having the car on, and doing that motion I would never have been able to tell that it was that loose power steering line. 

Usually I do this stuff myself, but on this occasion didn't have a clue and ended up taking it to my mechanic in the end.  He done the exact thing with the steering wheel like I suggested whilst I looked in the engine bay - I could quite clearly see this pipe battering itself off of the radiator and engine bay housing - a bit like a very angry snake!

 

Chris - do me a favour an upload an image of your engine bay and I'll give you an idea of where to look.  If not - stand at the front of the car looking into the engine, on the left hand side you will notice the power steering bottle, any line coming off of that could be your culprit (assuming it is similar to the layout of the engine bays of mk4 fiestas on google images . . .)


In Topic: Any Help Appreciated As Im A Bit Lost :-/

08 June 2014 - 04:00 PM

Yep, mine was rattling on the drivers side, keep in mind though that I have a Mk6 facelift, 07.  Obviously depending on your engine layout it may be different. 

Take a look at this image - http://eucatparts.co.../T010116311.jpg

 

The line that comes down from the bottle (the one attached - not 3691) is the line that was hitting off the engine bay frame and side of the radiator.  Yours may be different, but it was what was causing mine.

 

Yes, like you say mine was more prominent when I was travelling at low speed and turning left. 

 

You'll be able to diagnose easily enough if you get a friend to turn the steering wheel to full lock and keep tapping it off of full lock whilst you look in the engine bay for any loose lines. 


In Topic: Any Help Appreciated As Im A Bit Lost :-/

08 June 2014 - 03:32 PM

I had the same issue as you recently.  After 20 minutes of the mechanic scratching his head it was found to be the power steering line was hitting off of items in the engine bay due to the hydraulic pressure and uneven road surface.

Try turning the engine on, turning to full lock, release the pressure and then back to full lock - if you hear the noise you are describing it could be a loose power steering line.

I had also thought it was the CV joint!