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    Default Grating noise on steering rack + bangs from 4 corners!

    Hi Chaps,

    I couple of issues I am having! I reported both to my stealer but they couldn't recreate the problems!?!?!?!?!?!

    First of I get a bang from all four corners (not all together) and not that often but it is pretty loud when it does it! I am guessing its the bushings?? Doesn't happen all the time and I can't seem to find any logic to when it does happen. On my 60 mile a day trip it probably happens 7-8 times from various corners. It has on occassion made a twangy noise but I can't find evidence of a broken spring. Although i haven't checked the cups (is this easy??)

    Second problem, the steering is making a grating noise, I really notice it when parking etc.. it does just sound like the rack moving but surely it shouldn't make a racket?!?!

    Many thanks in advance!

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    Hi there
    You might be best jacking each corner up and checking for play in bushes and droplinks,all so while it's up check suspension for any broken springs.the grinding noise you have might be your suspension tops these have gone on mine before and was told by a garage it was my steering rack,but after closer inspection I found it was the bearings on my front suspension top mounts that has collasped and were grinding (not saying yours isn't rack but might be worth checking them first) nth

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    hmm I wouldn't know where to start checking?!?!?

    I did glance at the springs and there wasn't anything obvious, how do I check the tops?

    I am just annoyed that Vaux obviously didn't look properly!!!

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