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    Chaps,

    On top of the other issues I'm currently experiencing, I have a springy noise from my steering when moving the steering wheel. I've inspected the springs and they look fine.

    Somewhere else on here I read someone saying they had this when their upper strut mount was corroded, can someone tell me what this part is? is it visible from the engine bay or do I have to look in the wheel arch to see it?

    thanks!

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    It was me mate i had a springy noise when ever i turned steering wheel and sometimes i felt the twang on steering wheel,it was the top strut bearing,get a mate to turn steering left and right and put your hand's on the springs and check for the twang noise you will feel it on the spring.
    Cant remember of hand the part number but think its dealer part only,when i removed mine the bearings were all corroded and broke up

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    is it possible to inspect it without removal?

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    Wouldn't of thought so as its the top mount were the 3 hex bolts are top of strut,so you would have to remove it and test.
    But do what i suggested first to determine what side is twanging

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    ok will do, if I don't respond again you know my wife amputated my fingers

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    I had this problem too. I read somewhere here that this noise cold also be caused by dirt and grit etc buliding up so first chance I got I put each side on full lock and got the power hose on it. After a lot of c**p fell out both sides there is now no springy noise. Dont know how long it will last though.

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    Will give this a try this morning because when I looked at the springs last week there was a lot of **** in there. If that doesn't improve it then I'll get the wife to try the steering this evening.

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    ok, I power washed it and it does seem better however I can't take it out for a proper drive to check because my rear shock is knackered so I'll report back once I've replaced my shocks. It never rains but it pours lol

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