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Old 01-17-2012, 12:41   #1 (permalink)
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rumble up steering wheel when braking

fiesta 1.25 zetec 1997 5 door
my wifes fiesta gets a rumbling thru sterring wheel when braking,if she uses gearbox to lower speed not as bad, have changed pads ,discs,wheels are balanced ok, can anyone shed any light on what this might be,
any help would be appreciated
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Old 01-17-2012, 13:25   #2 (permalink)
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Re: rumble up steering wheel when braking

Sounds like something is wore out in the suspension. Check you ball joints and tie rods, both inner and outer.
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Re: rumble up steering wheel when braking

x2^ Does it have ABS?
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:06   #4 (permalink)
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Re: rumble up steering wheel when braking

If as suggested it's not the ABS kicking in ( if fitted ), usual cause is lower suspension arms / bushes . Simple job to replace and cheap price for complete wishbone .
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Re: rumble up steering wheel when braking

thanks for your replies guys
we put the car in for mot inspection thinking it would show up in there but flew thru it,so am bewildered as to wot it could be,all what you guys put would surely show up when inspected
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:10   #6 (permalink)
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Re: rumble up steering wheel when braking

Could check engine mountings and steering column / intermediate joint .
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:45   #7 (permalink)
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Re: rumble up steering wheel when braking

I have same problem, had two mots in the past year passed both!

I'm stumped also
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