Spider steering rack loose? - fixed it
Hi can any one help me? I have a 1996 Spider which has developed a clonk from the steering this originally appeared only on reverse turning onto my drive. The car failed its MOT yesterday with the failure described as “loose steering rack” the noise can vary from completely disappearing all together to then returning on forward turning too, although this is more of a creaking type noise!
I looked through the road wheel with a torch and had my friend move the steering wheel, following the rack arm you can see the rubber gator jumping forward as the steering is turned.
The strange thing is the car drives fine and there is no pulling to one side or apparent steering play. Has anyone experienced this problem with there spider.
Other info the car is in mint condition with only 50,000 original miles.
Last edited by jextra; 06-01-06 at 23:32.