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Old 07-12-2012, 23:58   #1 (permalink)
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Ford Mondeo Steering Issues

Hey!

I own a 2007 Mondeo, which I have had for a bit less than 3 months now.
Around 2 weeks ago, I changed my tires & rims from 255/55/R16 to 225/40/R18 and there was no issues with the steering (it wasn't stiff or anything after).

Around a week ago, when turning at around 30-40kmph on a bend, I gave it some more gas and the steering wheel went numb (locked itself prob.) for around a second or so (didn't move at all and didn't also start returning it to the 0-position right away) and I thought something weird had happened.

After finishing the highway, I drove around in the city, noticing that the steering became waaay heavier than it was before, still drive able, but very annoying on twisted roads, big bends and roundabouts.

Yesterday, I took my car to be checked by the local Ford dealer and they assured me everything was fine with the hydraulics, I personally have also checked the liquids & tire pressures and they were all fine.

What can possibly be the problem here? Can it just be that my dealer doesn't want to be involved in any way with the problem or can it really just be that something happened with the tires for example?

Would really appreciate any response.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:49   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Mondeo Steering Issues

It almost sounds like a hydraulic issue. Block up the front end and have someone turn the wheel while observing linkage, verify relatively smooth operation. Compare turning of the wheel with the engine off and on while lifted, there shouldn't be much of a difference.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:22   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Mondeo Steering Issues

They did verify to me that the problem wasn't the hydraulics but me.
Apparently, it is my problem that I had bought wide tires, which affect the steering.
They didn't answer anything when I said there was no problem for a week after.

I have a big trip coming up at the end of this month and I don't know if this problem could be lethal, even though they assured me that it shouldn't be.

Going to get my car checked whilst on the trip, as I will be going through another country, have booked a service time already aswell.

As an addition to my first post, I will add that sometimes I can hear a decent amount of sound, which is almost like something very quietly crunching on something when turning on a tight corner.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:08   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Mondeo Steering Issues

Not 100% sure of that year , but could check steering column intermediate shaft /coupling ( if applicable ).
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