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Phil McGlassup
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Registered: 4th Oct 05
Location: Grimsby
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19th Oct 05 at 08:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have noticed that on my Corsa diesel the steering is heavier when turning right than when turning left I've also found that there is a light groaning noise coming from the nearside front wheel area when turning right. Could these two things be connected and if so what should I look at first? It does sound a bit like a wheel bearing type of noise. It has manual steering and has only done 56k.
The front tyres are at the correct pressure so is there anything I can do to make the steering lighter apart from changing to power steering?

TIA
Phil.
scottyevo
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Registered: 26th Apr 05
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19th Oct 05 at 09:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

does sound like its connected. jack up ya car, grab ya wheel and give it a good shake top to bottom and side to side. if theres any movement ya bearings gone.
Phil McGlassup
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19th Oct 05 at 13:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have just done that and I have to say that there is no play whatsoever in the wheel bearings, track rod ends etc on both sides The steering can't be that bad as I can grab one roadwheel and go from lock to lock with no great resistance. I know someone who had a 1.2 Corsa and the manual steering on that was quite light even when parking. I know mine's a diesel but wouldn't expect it to be this much heavier!!

Is there anything else I can do?

Phil.
scottc1088
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Registered: 7th Mar 05
Location: Chesterfield Drives: Corsa Gsi, Cbr600
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19th Oct 05 at 15:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

spring broken?
Phil McGlassup
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19th Oct 05 at 17:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The only thing I can find is that when the wheels are turned from lock to lock , the struts creak / groan a little. Should they be lubricated? Could the wheel bearing be too tight?

Phil.
Rob_Corsa
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19th Oct 05 at 20:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the struts can creak on turning. Could possibly be a cv joint but you might as well take it to a garage and ask them to look at it. You dont have to let them do the work, just say you cant afford it for a few weeks and do the work yourself(after they have told you the diagnosis).

 
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