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petaling 12-07-2000 10:01 PM

low speed like approaching house driveway steering noise,none when moving on road.
Changed PSF,and filter,same,no improvement.It's winter here.Belt slightly loose,can this be the cause(150 Canadian bucks) or can it be something more sinister like the steering rack(thousand of bucks)!!

Benzmac 12-07-2000 10:09 PM

The belt and tensioner could cause this.

The other cause could be the power steering pump going south.

Wm. Lewallen 12-07-2000 11:39 PM

low speed steering noise,cause?
How about checking the idler arm bushing? It will make a noise if worn. Repair kits are available for about $30.
Bill Lewallen Lexington,Ky.

petaling 12-08-2000 08:59 AM

.thank you Benzmac and Bill
Took it in to the dealer.Diagnosis:worn ball joint/bushing.Earliest available Appointment:JAN 4,2001!!!!!!
If it's the idler arm bushing,is it a do it yourself job?Where can I find the kit,does Partshop have it??/

Wm. Lewallen 12-08-2000 05:25 PM

low speed steering noise, cause
Tom, If your steering noise is when you are turning into a driveway, I would think the noise would be coming from the idler arm bushing. Let's hope so.You can get the complete repair kit from IPCO (Atlanta)for $25.Call Mike
Phone: 1-800-635-8590 You can do it yourself. No special tools needed, but you will have to get the car up off the ground. It is a rather difficult job. If we could only get some oil to the rubber bushing, you could probably get rid of the noise. Good luck.
Bill Lewallen Lex.Ky.

Bill Wood 12-08-2000 08:53 PM


Originally posted by petaling
Where can I find the kit,does Partshop have it??
PartsShop has EVERYTHING!!!

You need a 124 460 01 19. I believe our price is a little better than the competitor that Mr Lewallen is recommending.

petaling 12-19-2000 11:00 PM

.Thanks all.
Changed balljts by offduty moonlighting MB(he even borrowed tool from MB for refitting the new ball jts) mechanic.Only 160 C$(110US$) total cash .

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