Okay, here is the latest.
Got a new power steering pump fitted as the dealer heard the same noise. Steering still feels odd to me, but, as it was one return journey and I use the M62, the windiest motorway in the world, I may be imagining any more handling problems.
However, still at the dealers to take another look, and to also try to get to the bottom of why the windscreen wipers, and radio sometimes cut out.
Personally, I reckon that power steering pump going wonky will zap the power from the car and maybe cause these niggles?? Not had the car back long enough to get this sussed though.
Now, there is a clicking noise from engine area when going DOWN gears at 30mph from 4-3 and 20mph from 3-2nd gear. Only these speeds, and NEVER when going up. Dealer heard clicking and investigating.
Any idea what could cause this kind of clicking?
Hence, after 6 weekss, I have had my car for 3 days, been back at the dealer for a week.
As on holiday now, will not be getitng it back until the new year.
Not fussed though as 120 miles a day in a loan car not mine has to be a plus