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Old 10-28-2002, 11:33   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,
I have a ef1 fairmont, and am slowly working through all the squeeks in the front suspension, and have almost removed them all, with the adition of a camber caster kit, the car now feels great.

but there still seems to be a noise in the steering rack, almost like a clunk. Is it possible to ajust the steering to remove the noise? any Ideas?

Oh the car has 80000k's

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Old 10-29-2002, 03:20   #2 (permalink)
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It is probably the lower "uni" joint just above the box - it is silicon filled and deteriorates with heat/age - it's easy to diagnose by hand (when engine cold of course). It also results with a bit of freeplay at the steering wheel rim so if you've noticed excessive freeplay ....

If the noise is in the rack you need a steering specialist to check preloads - worst case scenario is an exchange unit.
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Old 10-30-2002, 01:55   #3 (permalink)
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Clunk?? when u turn the wheel?? I found that when happens, check all of the related bushes, they usually dry out.

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Its most probably the Uni as mentioned.
Happened to me, otherwise could be the column itself. but most usually the uni.

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