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Noticed on the way back from collecting our Alphard that there is ever such a slight knock from the steering column when turning either way from dead ahead.  No issues when driving but noticable at slow speeds/maneuvering.

 

Its done 77k miles so not particularly high and has been cared for.  Is this a fairly common thing? Hoping its not new rack territory!

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12 hours ago, pipsyp said:

Thanks picasso, trust thats not too bigger a job?

 

If you bought from a dealer, take it back and have them fix it.

 

If you bought privately  .....

 

Lee,

 

Will the steering need re-aligning ?

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1 hour ago, Rojie said:

 

If you bought from a dealer, take it back and have them fix it.

 

If you bought privately  .....

 

Lee,

 

Will the steering need re-aligning ?

Yeah private purchase, I got taken for a test drive in it but only something you'd notice driving for yourself.

 

TBF its 15 years old so theres always going to be something!

 

It could use 4 good tyres and an allignment anyway (and is due a service fairly soon) so it'll probably all get done in one hit.

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On 5/14/2023 at 9:41 PM, pipsyp said:

Noticed on the way back from collecting our Alphard that there is ever such a slight knock from the steering column when turning either way from dead ahead.  No issues when driving but noticable at slow speeds/maneuvering.

 

Its done 77k miles so not particularly high and has been cared for.  Is this a fairly common thing? Hoping its not new rack territory!

Very common if a series 20 due to electric power steering , annoying but perfectly safe…..easy fix if its just the motor coupling damper £5 on ebay!, otherwise you may have to change out the steering column head unit

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26 minutes ago, Garnet said:

Very common if a series 20 due to electric power steering , annoying but perfectly safe…..easy fix if its just the motor coupling damper £5 on ebay!, otherwise you may have to change out the steering column head unit

Cheers for this, is a late 10 series.  I suspect it's one/some of the rack bushings....have bought a set just haven't had them fitted yet as mate carried out a full service on it and said they were ok some months back so they've just sat in the glovebox 👍

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