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just had my 'top strut bearings' replaced under warranty today. I also had the pleasure of driving around in a 1.4 golf courtesy car, which only made me appreciate the R even more when i got back in it at the end of the day 169144-ok.gif

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Remind me was that to fix the very low speed turning and braking at same time groaning noise ?

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Remind me was that to fix the very low speed turning and braking at same time groaning noise ?

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Spot on 169144-ok.gif

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It was always there when parking/turning on full lock. Now all is quiet.

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Was your car in a dealer in the East End of Glasgow?

Saw it up on the ramp when I was in at about 3.45.

Looked good 169144-ok.gif

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Mine's going in for the same "creaking" problem tomorrow!! Hope she comes out all better frown.gif

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HMMM ooo.gif .Im New here but already spotting and recogniseing faults on my car??? mad.gif I thought the MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOwing type noise was just the big disks all round shifting the pads blush.gif( Like my bike would during a big wobble) seems i need to speak to my sales person????

Cheers alot Dobe

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can some one help me here

are strut bearings and the steering rack both separate well known issues on the mk5 that cause these horrible groans and creaks??

or is it just the one or the other

car is in for service on monday and i'd love to know what i'm talking about when i complain about the noise

ta again folks

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can some one help me here

are strut bearings and the steering rack both separate well known issues on the mk5 that cause these horrible groans and creaks??

or is it just the one or the other

car is in for service on monday and i'd love to know what i'm talking about when i complain about the noise

ta again folks

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Would also be keen to know this - mine is in at the moment and they have said the steering rack does indeed need changing frown.gif

If the strut bearings could need doing too not sure if I should mention it confused.gif

Also stock issues are annoying on such a well known fault - "oh we've got it on back-order sir, no idea when we'll have them in" suicide.gif

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can some one help me here

are strut bearings and the steering rack both separate well known issues on the mk5 that cause these horrible groans and creaks??

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There's some other options to consider, including the anti-roll bar bushes - these will make a low creak, as opposed to the strut-top bearings which will give more of a metallic cracking noise. Dependent on the mileage the car has covered, it could be any one of the sub-frame mounts as well.

Ask them to check the strut-top mounts (and tell them you're aware it's a problem on the Mk4 R32 - due to the weight of the engine), as well as the anti-roll bar bushes and sub-frame mounts, and you should have it covered.

Doubtless they'll tell you it's the cup-holders... ROLLEY~14.GIF

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Car has done 20,000 miles now and is a year old.

It's booked in for the 20oddth of April, the 3rd time it's been in for this issue, and they'd best fix the MUTE button not working either.

I will mention all the above and see what happens, I have my money on very little happenning!

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