Strange happenings with my 3.0 v6
Hi All - I often read this forum but not had any real issues with my v6 until now.
over the last few months, I have noticed a really bad rubbing whine/creak when the car is on full lock turning left or right, feels mostly left though...I have ignored it a little as I only do very short journeys now and then (less than 3 miles!). When the steering is not on full lock its fine, the steering rack was replaced last year and doesn't sound like a power steering whine (as I can hear that and it sounds normal)
In the last couple of days, I have been on much longer journeys and the car engine actually gets up to the 90 degree temperature, fan kicks in etc. What I have noticed is when the car gets really hot after 1 hour of mixed driving (town/country), the creaking and whining on turning is ever so much present and setting off from a stop really creaks with the steering central as if the car's wheels were made out of 20p pieces or if something was trying to stop the car from moving forward....never happens when the car is cold, always seems when hot. it isn't the engine, that sounds sweet as a nut when clutch is pressed. It mostly comes from near the passenger foot well and sounds drive related.
Car has the GTA clutch, flywheel and Q2 diff and those were fitted about 12,000 miles ago. The suspension is 12 months old (shocks, springs, rubbers etc) and has passed its MOT about 2 months ago with no advisories.
I can't figure it out - anyone experienced such a thing?