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Title: MK2 - Steering Grumble
Post by: bigjeeze on February 11, 2018, 07:26:21 PM

Hi Guys

I have completed all repairs on my TDi but I noticed that the steering has a grumble and a bit of vibration when turning from side to side.  I thought - aha that'll be the alternator pulley - and as I ha one in stock I changed it - yet no improvement.   Any ideas?  It goes for it's MOT on Friday.
Title: Re: MK2 - Steering Grumble
Post by: Mirez on February 11, 2018, 07:38:20 PM
Typically, thats the sign of a seized top mount bearing. The grumbling and vibration is the bearing slipping inside the mount instead of rotating.
Title: Re: MK2 - Steering Grumble
Post by: bigjeeze on February 12, 2018, 06:51:19 AM
Hmmm... thats a real pain in the arse - I just replaced the offside strut, bearing and mount!.  It was doing this when i brought the car back from the original MOT so I have to assume it is the nearside mount - which has hardly any movement at all.