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Hi all
First post on here so a good chance for me to say 'Hello' to you all ....with a question!
I hope I'm in the right area for this!!!
I've an Escort,oldish.on a 95 plate 1300 engine.I have a loud rubbing sound coming from my steering rack,especially loud when cold and tends to die down a little when its warmed up a bit.This also occurs when stationary,just turning the steering wheel left to right.
Any ideas on what this might be,is it dangerous and will it be an exensive fix..?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-15-04, 04:26 AM
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Re: Loud rubbing sound coming from steering rack

Hmmm lots of things???
Check the boots over steering rack and that there is grease in there, a cable tie holds them in place..
Check rubber mounts that hold rack to X member..
Check ball joints
Check steering cloumn and universal rubber..
You sure its not the horn contacts rubbing in steering wheel??
Or plastic cover under steering wheel rubbing ???

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