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Steering grinding when stationary!!

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Red, You are right...

The electric windows refuse to open when I go near a drive-thru fast food resturant... 8-)

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The electric windows refuse to open when I go near a drive-thru fast food resturant.

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maybe the car senses that you need to shed some pounds... grin.gif

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Interesting thread.

My Mk5 is a GT tdi 140bhp 4 motion with 17 inch alloys.

Also makes this noise when reversing left.

I will check out at the stealer asap.

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My 05 GTI goes into the dealers for a replacment rack on the 1st of March.

Let you know how it goes. 169144-ok.gif

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I had my steering rack replaced about a month ago, all was fine (or so i thought), but yesterday i noticed a slight tapping noise when manouvering at slow speeds (different noise than before). I think another trip to the dealers is required mad.gif. Anyone else with a replaced rack notice anything? 169144-ok.gif

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I 've had my new rack for two weeks now. No noises so far, and it feels even better to drive, but that is probably my enthusiasm at having no grinding!

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i noticed a slight tapping noise when manouvering at slow speeds

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have been through similar with my .:R dazdot - the car has the "late version" of the rack fitted. Only noticable at very low speeds - mostly at junctions when pulling out. On mine this can be clearly felt through the steering wheel and left footrest, but does not happen all the time.

Have had the car fully checked a few times but nothing found.

Can you describe the problem on yours in a bit more detail ?

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Can you describe the problem on yours in a bit more detail ?

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It happens when either forwards or reverse at slow speeds, turning left i can hear/feel a slight tap tap tap as i turn the wheels (before my rack was replaced, it was more a grinding noise). It seems to be coming from the drivers side and only noticed it these last few days. 169144-ok.gif

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am beginning to wonder if this is a "feature" of the electric motor that has replaced the steering pump on these cars. Not sure why an electric component would produce a regular tap-tap-tap noise though so perhaps this is a wrong assumption.

interesting that on yours it's when turning left. Mine is more noticable with right-lock on when stationary confused.gif

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interesting that on yours it's when turning left. Mine is more noticable with right-lock on when stationary

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Your steering rack must have been fitted the wrong way round. tongue.gif169144-ok.gif

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well mine had to go back as the stretch bolt on the bushing (i think) was loose after the rack was replaced so you got a noticeable clunking when acellerating or braking. Assistance came out twice as i was worried about it!

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I had mine replaced just before I went on the carlimits day a couple of weeks ago. No noises, but after the rack was replaced the tracking was noticeably out ROLLEY~14.GIF which was confirmed by the excellent laser allignment facilities at Micheldever Tyres.

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I think there're 2 different problems here. (sorry, have not read thru all the previous posts). the tapping noise is the fault of the steering rack but the grinding noise, IMO is the fault of the front shock absorber bearings. My car has the grinding noise and i'm waiting for my replacement bearings.

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