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Weird Steering Issue In My Focus

29 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

Hi, this is my first post here. :)

I've been having a look through for similar issues to what I'm having on the forums, and have found a few pointers, but they all check out.

On Sunday (couple of days ago), I drove down from Leeds to London. As I was coming off the motorway I noticed a weird sensation through the steering wheel. Didn't think much of it, but as I was driving it kept happening.

It's kind of ahrd to explain, but I'll give it a crack. Driving in a straight line, everything is fine. When I'm turning into a corner, everything feels OK, but as I unload the steering and starighten the wheels up, the steering wheel sort of judders. It's like the steering wheel hesitates to turn back, then moves a couple of cm, then hesitates again.

When I say hesitates, it's not stopping, it's a little heavier, then a normal, then a little heavier, etc.

I haven't it anything, or certainly nothing that I had noticed. I've checked the brake fluid and it looks fine, not perfectly clean, but not dirty either. I've run the steering from one lock to the other and it seems fine. No wobbling at any speeds, just this weird hesitation when unloading the steering.

My 54 plate Focus was serviced & MOT'd at the beginning of November 2012 at a main dealer and it's only done 33k, so not sure what it could be.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.