Car (ph2 172) just bombed the MOT. A few bits I'm fine to fix myself but a few I could really do with some advice on
1 - Steering wheel retaining device not secure - basically since I had the wheel off to change the slip ring thing it's had a little play in it. Didn't think it was an issue but it's a fail. I'm gonna check the nut hasn't come loose but could it be play in the steering column and if it is how much is second hand one?
2 - CV gaitor on drivers side is damaged. Is this a drive shaft off job or is it pretty simply to DIY replace?
3 - Carbon Monoxide emissions fail. Fast idle limit is 0.3 and I came in at 0.75. Natural idle limit is 0.5 and I came in at 0.96. Any thoughts on whether this is more likely to be the 10yr old cat giving up or is it more likely to be a dodgy lambda? MOT place reckon if it was a sensor the readings would be quite a bit higher so it's more likely to be the cat. The emissions light did come on ages ago and the fault code was something to do with the cat not operating efficiently but i cleared it and it's never come back so assumed it was just being French and temperamental...
Any advice greatly appreciated. Need to work out whether to get it off the road and do the work myself or part ex the old girl or sell it.