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Handling Woes on Brera

I'm sure this has been done to death in previous threads but last weekend I noticed my Brera handling worryingly erratically on the roads. The symptoms are a very vague steering feel and excessive pull to the left... On the way home from work last night I had to really fight the steering doing about 55mph on the M40 (I daren't go any faster). In addition, I get some major creaking noises when turning from cold.

It's got progressively worse over the week - though perhaps the ice/snow hasn't helped... is this indicative of the dreaded steering rack failure or maybe something suspension related?

It's going in for an examination monday morning and fortuantely I've got extended warranty... just looking for peace of mind however as I do need to get out and about this weekend.

Anyone else had similar?
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Sounds like the rack / track rod ends are the problem.

Once it's fixed, do yourself a favour, get the car properly set up by PCA Dynamics via Protyre in Warwick. So much better to drive!!
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