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Member Since 29 Jan 2013
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In Topic: Weird Steering Issue In My Focus

07 February 2013 - 02:54 PM

Hi all, apologies in the delay getting back.

I had look for any nasties I'd picked up on the road and couldn't see any, but also noticed my tred was wearing a little thin. One of the tyre walls was also slightly cracked.

I've since had 2 new tyres fitted to the fron and the issue has gone away, so not sure if it was a weighting/balancing issue, but it's all sorted now. Maybe the cracking tyre was causing a balancing issue?

Thanks for all your help during this :)

In Topic: Weird Steering Issue In My Focus

30 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

I've driven with the radio off and couldn't notice any thumping sound. I've checked the tyre pressures and they're OK.

I got underneath and took a look at everything and can't see anything that looks damaged or overly corroded.

The only thing left that I can think of checking after having a ganders at my Haynes manual is jacking th fron up and having a fiddle with the wheel for any play. Will help me get a better look too.

Unless anyone can offer anything else, I think it's going to be trip to garage :wacko:

Thanks again for all your help so far

In Topic: Weird Steering Issue In My Focus

30 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

OK, I checked the powers teeering fluid and it's fine, there's plenty in there and there's no dirt in it whatsoever.

On the way to work today, I tried a little experiment. On a flat road, driving slowly through traffic and loosened my grip on the steering wheel and could see it move maybe 1 or 2 cm left to right. As I sped up the wobble got faster. I think this might be a reason why I didn't see or notice it until I got off the motorway.

Is it possible it is something to do with the wheels? When I'm stationery and move the steering wheel, there's no weird feeling.

The car's not been modified in any way, it's completely standard.

Thanks for your help so far!

In Topic: Weird Steering Issue In My Focus

29 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

Thanks for your replies :)

It's chucking it down with rain, so I'll take a look at the power steering fluid tomorrow and report back.