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t20lle
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: 996 strange noise when turning steering wheel??? Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Just bought a 996 C4 on an 04/53plate-106k but loads of history and nice condition for age. The car drives well, tyres, brakes all tip top and as I say the previous owners have spent the monies! I have a strange noise as the steering column is turned and is coming from the front end of the car. It’s not a clunk and hard to describe-just a wired noise that I can’t explain. Anyone’s help or guidance what to check for appreciated!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked steering fluid level?
 
  
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t20lle
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No but I will do thank you. Just opened the oil filler cap though and there’s a bit of mayo in there which is a tad more alarming. My mate is going to drop the oil and check the filter. Coolant all clear so hopefully all ok!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A tad of mayo is no big deal; just condensation.

Give it an Italian tune-up (a good thrashing Very Happy ) on a good, long drive and it should clear. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of a sound clip ? you can email it to me if you cant post it here .

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t20lle
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you chaps for the replies and yes I’m sure the mayo will be fine. I’ll try and record it and e mail you in the next few days-appreciate your assistance!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be the top mount bearings. When worn you will ge5 a sort of creaking noise when turning.
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t20lle
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah possibly-only drove it round the block as was a trade in at work and on first inspection worth buying-I’ll get one the boys to look at that too-thanks for your response👍🏻
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mayo in the oil filler is not a problem on these cars especially in cold weather. The filler tube is really long and gets condensate in there as it is cold.

On a "normal" car the filler is right on the engine (so stays hot) and mayo there is bad news.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your reassurance-bought it just as a weekend Nurburgring trip car etc but obviously wouldn’t want to be into engine rebuild. I’m on the thinking if anything was going to have gone wrong would have by now and pretty much bar 2 stamps FPSH. I have a 997 too which is and is a fantastic car and bought it after going through a rough spot in my life. I rarely use it through winter but thought this car could be an all rounder-spirited drive in the old girl but at the same time knowing her limits! Appreciate your feed back and I know a lot of you are really knowledgable on this front!
 
  
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