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Old 04-16-2004, 05:18   #1 (permalink)
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BA Steering Column clicking sound

BA vehicles built during January and February 2004 may have been fitted with steering column assemblies that failed to meet specifications. These can lead to a clicking noise form the lower end of the column while turning the wheel.

Only columns manufactured over a 3 week period are suspect but if you experience a clicking sound and your vehicle was built within those date ranges then a trip to your local dealer should resolve the issue.

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Old 04-16-2004, 18:16   #2 (permalink)
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Re: BA Steering Column clicking sound

Uh, what if mine was built mid 2003 - and makes the same noise?
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Re: BA Steering Column clicking sound

Some had had it. A guy at work suffered the same problem with his Blueprint N/A. My Phantom Jan 2003 suffered from this problem but Ford knew what it was straight away. Revised unit was there so they proceeded with the installation of the new unit. Definatley get it checked!
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Re: BA Steering Column clicking sound

Yeah they know about the problem - its fairly common. However when you crack an engine mount and it makes the noise in the same conditions as this fault, it makes it difficult to track down :)
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Re: BA Steering Column clicking sound

Mine is a OCT 03 build and its been to the dealer 3 times and I still got the noise? I've pretty much given up on them now as each time its gone to the dealer, they've said that they have definately fixed the problem. Ha ha.
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Re: BA Steering Column clicking sound

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Mine is a OCT 03 build and its been to the dealer 3 times and I still got the noise? I've pretty much given up on them now as each time its gone to the dealer, they've said that they have definately fixed the problem. Ha ha.

I had the same problem - turned out to be a cracked engine mount - get them to check that next time.
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Re: BA Steering Column clicking sound

Ditto to Brute6... still got mine after two visits...
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Re: BA Steering Column clicking sound

Mar 03 build - I had the problem (oh, almost forgot - and the brakes, and the heat shield, and the timing sprocket, and....)
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Re: BA Steering Column clicking sound

This has been discussed here with the resolution posted:

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