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Offline Last Active Mar 25 2011 08:05 AM

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In Topic: Steering Column Clonk

08 March 2011 - 10:06 PM

Ok all thanks for all your help.

I have stumbled across the answer !!!
I altered the steering wheel rake angle upwards, drove a little, no Clonk !!
then i returned the steering wheel back close to where it was originally and still no clonk.

I normally drive with the wheel close to its lowest position, whether this had some affect i don't know?

Perhaps something was under tension or compression at the upper end of the column?

Again thanks to all who tried to help.


In Topic: Steering Column Clonk

08 March 2011 - 07:56 AM

Hi Claxxon,

The Clonk occurs occasionaly when turning, not every revolution. It doesn't seem to happen when traveling almost in a straight line with gentle turns and it doesn't happen when the engine is off and the car not moving, i have tried to move the wheel stationary and no clonk!
To me it sounds like a pipe within a pipe sound?
As i say, the car has had a very easy life of gentle driving and has only covered 23000 miles from new on a 57 plate, so i would be supprised if there was much wear.

I guess no one has had this particular problem, so will be interesting to know whats causing it.

Thanks Paul.

In Topic: Steering Column Clonk

07 March 2011 - 04:03 PM

Hi All,

Well garage reports everything ok?
Can't find any problem, but do admit there is a slight clonk !!!

So back to square one.

In Topic: Steering Column Clonk

07 March 2011 - 02:07 PM

Thanks Pete for coming back,

The car is over at the local garage for them to have a look.

My Fusion has only done 23,000 miles.

I am hoping it's nothing too serious. Will let you know if they find anything.

Thanks Paul

In Topic: Drop In Mpg

26 January 2011 - 08:32 AM

Hi again,

Mine is a 57 plate,

The mpg was worked out via filling tank to the top each time, not using onboard computer.