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    Hi everyone.... I will apologise in advance if i waffle on a bit. Had my Vecci 2 months now and am mainly happy, however I have a niggling problem with the steering / steering wheel.
    When the wheel is central, and it is turned either left or right, there is resistance and a clicking felt throught the Steering wheel. Its not major, just niggling. Feels like it could be in the column. I'm just hoping its nothing more sinister ie Rack etc
    Any advice would be appreciated
    ps its a 2.2direct Design 05 Plate 57k

    Thanks in Advance

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    if it's under warranty, take it back in and ask them to check the universal joints in the steering column.... if it's not, have a look at the column where it joins the rack and see if it has any 'free rotation' in it as the wheel is rocked gently from side to side

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    Will do, One of the foglights is full of condensation too, I wonder if that will come under warranty ?

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    they will try the hairdryer test on it to see if it clears.........but this is a common fault usually on the passenger side........and yes it is covered under warranty

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    Thanks Soul man, My Car will be 3yr old in Middle of May, so I'd better be quick !

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    get it into the stealers, I sent mine in the other day and they said that "its nothing major, just a few bolts have come out on the rack!" NOT FERCKING MAJOR?!?!?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    they will try the hairdryer test on it to see if it clears.........but this is a common fault usually on the passenger side........and yes it is covered under warranty
    It's only covered by warranty if the condensation doesn't clear after the light has been left switched on for 20 mins (or is it 10?)

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    20 mins is the test..

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    My steering was like that, my uj's on the column were ****ed. replaced under warranty @45k
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Sounds like It is the U/J then, will take it in on Tuesday. Does anyone think the Stealers will Quibble being so close to end of warranty etc and also, will it cost me for them to take a look ? thx

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