cptfrederickson

Weird noise - help with cause

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Recently I have noticed a weird noise and looking for a bit of help working out possible causes.

Its a sort of creaking noise, and presents mostly when at full lock or thereabouts at low speeds. Mostly notice it when I'm reversing into the drive. Only been happening recently, just wondering if any of you had experienced anything similar?

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Hi, perhaps this thread is similar to your problem?

 

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Sounds very similar, thanks Gerg. Thought it wasn't anything serious, and as there are a few threads I guess it is relatively common.

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Does the sound persist with the steering wheel in full lock or does it pass while you're turning the wheel? Creaking or groaning even when you're not turning the wheel might indicate problems with the power steering hydraulic pump.

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I would agree with you, but, on the Auris the power steering has gone all-electric, so no hydraulics involved any more.

Like on this secondhand Auris one at a breakers, an electric motor is geared to the intermediate shaft:-

 

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On 8/7/2018 at 4:37 PM, cptfrederickson said:

Recently I have noticed a weird noise and looking for a bit of help working out possible causes.

Its a sort of creaking noise, and presents mostly when at full lock or thereabouts at low speeds. Mostly notice it when I'm reversing into the drive. Only been happening recently, just wondering if any of you had experienced anything similar?

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Does this happen  whilst turning in reverse over uneven ground ?

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