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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-19-05, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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clicking steering

in my old mans BA whenever i turn the steering to full or close to lock there is a repetative clicking sound from the front suspention.
anyone now what is causing this ?if so would appreciate advice.
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Re: clicking steering

MIne did it too. There is a technical service bulletin issued by Ford on the problem. When you take the car for the next service mention it and they fix it.. or.. if the dealer is like mine.. fix it and break another 3 things in the process.

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Re: clicking steering

thanx mate,

was it under warrenty? and what was the actual cause?

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It was covered under warranty mate. They said to me "yer we know about that". It's something to do with a part in the steering rack that needs a washer applied to it.

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Re: clicking steering

sweet cheers mate.

do you know of anything else that will come under warrenty as its about to end and dont want to spend any money.

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Re: clicking steering

Nothing else of note to date.

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Re: clicking steering

Hi

Its the left hand rack stud tha makes the clicking noise. It sounds scary but it's not really. The rack actually moves from side to side on the rack studs and makes the clicking noise. I do a few of them every week at the dealership i work for. We are meant to remove the rack, shampher the hole in the rack for the studs and insert a sleeve made of stainless stell, but haha backing off the rack stud nuts and jamming grease up there fixes the problem quite well.
There's a whole TSB (technical service bulletin) out on it.

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Re: clicking steering

Some how i prefer the ford way of fixing the problem.
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Re: clicking steering

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if the dealer is like mine.. fix it and break another 3 things in the process.

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I had a laugh at that but I guess its not really funny is it.

Mine clicks too, I'll make sure I don't get it fixed at FPV's workshop.
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