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R230 creak

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Essel, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Essel

    Essel Active Senior Members

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    Only makes this noise when at or close to full lock, and it's not always present.

    Anyone else experienced this?

    video.

    Comments, tips, advice, welcomed!

    Ball joints? Power steering? Some other problem?
     
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    Sounds like a lower ball joint, very common.......................
     
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    Thanks, Cole.

    Damn. oh well. is it an easy job? is the only place doing this in liverpool?

    is it safe to drive with this issue?
     
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    Joint is around £40 from merc, takes around an hour to change if you dont have the corrected presses to do on the car...........
     
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    Thanks Cole; Welwyn Merx is my closest indie...
     
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    yeah, he did my MOT. A little annoying that this happened immediately afterwards...!
     
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    Is ball joint repair something that needs doing urgently, or if i leave it a couple of weeks do I risk doing serious/further damage?

    It's my daily and I only notice this sound on full lock occasionally, and the odd knock after a speed bump.

    This week's not ideal timing you see...
     
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    There is no panic, the whole thing will be replaced, and no harm to anything else.
     

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