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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Creaking on turning in one direction ??!
I've read through many threads on Brera Steering racks, but I cant work out the answer to a couple of questions - perhaps some AO members can advise ?
PROBLEM - My current Brera 3.2 is an 06 with 50k on the clock. Never had any major problems. But over past month or so, I've noticed a distinct creaking type noise come from the bowels of the engine bay, possibly on the offside area, which only occurs when moving at 2 or 3 mph and turning the wheels to the left and/or going over a slight bump in the road like the half inch concrete lip turning into my drive. (It doesn’t seem to occur if steering to the right and moving equally slowly)
- is this actually the rack starting to go ?
- or is it possibly (hopefully) just something loose on one side of the rack, or a worn or rusty track rod end / ball joint ?
- If this is the rack, will it "suddenly" let go in someway, or can I continue to drive it for another month ?
Any advice appreciated !