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Old 11 Mar 2012, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Knocking on the steering

Hi there, I am a total new guy to the worlds of Subaru, I have just bought an import 1994 track car wrx, it needs a little TLC but I knew that when I got it. When I turn the steering side to sideI get a loud knocking all the time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11 Mar 2012, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Knocking on the steering

Track rod end or steering rack
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Old 12 Mar 2012, 12:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Knocking on the steering

Check your drive shafts CV joints have a look if any of the rubber gaiters on the drive shaft towards the hub got any slits where the grease have leaked out. Hope that helps.



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Old 14 Mar 2012, 09:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Knocking on the steering

Thanks guys. I have had the wheels off and tried bushes etc, The noise seems to come from the middle of the rack not at the wheels. Has any one changed a rack before? Is it a straight forward job, bearing in mind I am quite familiar with a spanner as I have spent the last seventeen years working as a maintenance engineer. Any advice would be greatly received.
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Re: Knocking on the steering

check the column Universal joint for movement/noise.
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