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Creaking noise from front of car when turning steering wheel - 182

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhausts & Running Gear' started by polarbert, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. polarbert

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    After I got my car back from being repaired all was well, but recently it has developed a noticable creaking sound when I turn the steering wheel when stationary, and also when pulling off in a straight line.

    It is not the knocking problem of the suspension tops it is something different.

    It doesn't seem to be altering the performance of the car in any way and I cannot get my head around what is causing it.
     
  2. Clio 1.216v Dynamique

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    Dont know what it is, But my Dads Laguna 2.0i16v RXE has the same problem as you when you steer moving or still the steering creeks quite loud, It's well annoying
     
  3. polarbert

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    Yeah, I mean it wasn't doing it before the accident, so was wondering if anyone knew what may be causing it?
     
  4. polarbert

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    I know its a long shot but can anyone help me?
     
  5. Steviant

    Steviant ClioSport Club Member

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    Sounds like it could be your top mounts? They tend to do this on full lock.
     
  6. Griff

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    Strut mounts. Renault know about it and there's a tech note for it.
     
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    yer top mounts need modding
     
  8. fUbAr

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    hmm... maybe its your strut top mounts?

    :wink:
     
  9. mc50

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    Ive got the same problem changed the top mount and it was ok for a day, but its now doing it again. Peed off after spending over £100 & still not sorted.
     
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    If you read the first post I said that it wasn't this.

    I know that it does it on full lock when the car is cold, but this noise happens all the time, when turning the steering wheel. And when pulling off in a straight line.

    Are you guys sure that it is that? Because I knew of the suspension problem before this and was a different sound.
     
  11. tidyclio

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    my steering wheel creaks to but from inside the car.theirs a rubber grommet where the steering column goes through the bulkhead.i managed to split it by mistake the other day when changing the rack, and guess what ain't heard any creaking since!
     
  12. polarbert

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    I don't know if it would be that, but its doing my head in.
     
  13. rob911

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    Jack up the front end - use stands and get as close as possible to the steering rack. Get someone to turn the steering wheel and listen for noises - my Clio Dci does exactly as you describe and its definetly the rack. Spoke to a bloke at Renault who mentioned its a common problem - only solution is a new rack because its a sealed unit. But also mentioned forget about it - there's an idle gear on electric assisted racks that gets noisy - but it won't fail or effect MOT. Just have to live with it I'm afraid.
    There's also a tech note supposedly.
     
  14. Evil Ally

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    My 182 had a bad creaking noise from new, sounded like an old piece of wood (best I can describe)?? My dealer fixed it by replacing the rotary switch and another component, which I can't remember, behind the wheel. Steering also feels better when driving, bit more "meaty".
     
  15. Evil Ally

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    Oh yeah and one of my indicators wasn't cancelling sometimes. Since having the creaking fixed, this has stopped happening.
     
  16. polarbert

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    Thanks for that, might get it booked into a garage then sometime. Its just such an annoying sound. The rubbing sound when on full lock did my head in, and now I have this.
     
  17. Day

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    If it is the top strut issue than it is entirely possible to fix it yourself.

    Need a tool to grind down where it's rubbing on the top strut.
     
  18. Takeshi Kitano

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    I had this with my car, bit of duck oil worked into the mount and it doesn't creak anymore.
     
  19. R3OBC

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    simular to mine...........just had a whole new front end suspension setup and mine creaks when initially setting off and braking.........and slightly when turning at low speeds..........its going back into the bodyshop for it checking over.........
     
  20. polarbert

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    R3OBC thats exactly what mine does.
     
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    hmmmmm bloody replacement parts lol!!!!!!! ive done 700 miles in mine since repair and its still doing it.......... be taking it back soon..........its bloody annoying thats all lol
     
  22. clio__chris

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    mines been squeeking for about a year & a half now altho mine appears to be coming from just behind the steering wheel

    only gets bad when cold/damp so hopefully im coming to the end of sqeeky season!
     
  23. john.med

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    mine too, when pulling up at lights or to park next to kerbs is when I notice it the most... But it really sounds like it's coming from the rear
     

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