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have a 1.4 , 2004 megane..

theres a loud knocking comming from the o/s/f when turning steering, braking, and stoping then changing direction foward/stop/reverse. there is no 6-12 movement in the wheel, not feeling anything in the spring or top mount when having someone turn wheel. there was an advisory for the inner tie rod, so replaced that. the 9-3 play in the wheel has gone but it still doesnt feel right when hands on the arm and steering is moved. there is also alittle clicking comming from the rack..


i dont think its the balljoint, thought maybe the wishbone bushes as it feel like its comming from floor at times. but the clicking and the notcy feeling from the rack has me fearing its that. any helps appreciated
 

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Is there a UJ in steering column before rack ?

Knocking..... roll bar drop links will do that if you haven't checked them.
Can't remember getting a notchy feel on the steering but knock can be surprisingly loud.
 

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easist way to recreate the noise now is to drive and rock the steering side to side sharp, and it makes a loud noise everytime. ill add a video , hope it gives a better idea.

camera was on floor, but you can hear the knocking , starts about 0.23


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there is also a click from the steering rack, googled it and returned some results on the rack mounts needing tighended, any on experienced this?
 

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am thinking both strut top barings, would they cause a loud knock? spent a while going over it again, its the only thing that doesnt seem 100%
 

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top mounts done, didnt fix the problem.. did find someone has doubled up the nuts on one of the arbs as some of the threads are stripped.. dont think its that though, probably wishbone or rack :(
 

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good shout mate, ill jack it up and get a look in the morning, wouldnt excess gear stick movement be a sign?
 
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