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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Yorkshire
156 strange steering
Hi guys, not really posted a great deal on here but I've found it to be a great source of info.
I've had a 52 plate 156 2.4JTD (10v) for coming upto 2 years now and love it to bits even though its cost me a small fortune!
I have an issue I'm looking for ideas on - the steering feel seems to be horrible just now, very light when driving straight (almost like driving on ice) then tightens up when turning. If I waggle the steering when driving in a straight line, it feels like there's a huge delay - maybe I'm diagnosing the problem here but almost like the steering rack is loose. It feels very disconcerting and to be honest dangerous. I had both top & bottom wishbones done around 18 months ago, did the tie bars about 12 months ago. The tyres are probably half worn but evenly and not just the edges.
Any ideas or suggestions would be great. Fearing steering rack issues which I understand is a pain and not cheap.....please help!