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Morning all

Just looking for a bit of advice/feedback on a problem with my car..

When I fully lock the steering, mainly to the right, it makes an absolutely WRETCHED noise. Much like a loud steel crane groaning (lol).
I have been advised on here that the subframe may need regreasing.

I have a 12 month warranty with Vauxhall, and my question is do you think it will cover an issue such as this? I mean my argument would be that it's not a common wear and tear issue, and the car was like it when I got it and is getting worse.

Cheers
 

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Subframe doesnt make a groaning noise matey.
Subfames clangs once when you accelerate fast or brake hard.

Groaning on full lock only will probably be a CVjoint or wheel bearing... unless you are rubbing the wheel arch with the tyre or something
 

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Ah right.

Its definitely not the wheel grinding, and i've heard dodgy wheel bearings and I know the noise is to harsh for that sort of thing.

Might be a case of getting it diagnosed at a Honda dealer before I take it to Vauxhall.
 

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Yeah even if i turn the wheels and the car is still it makes a horrible metal grinding noise.
 

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hopefully its nothing to do with your power steering or steering rack. take it to honda or back to where you bought it from for a diagnostics:D
 

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If it does this when stationary it sounds like the electric steering rack :(
Although a top mount bearing isnt out of the question
IMHO

The steering column itself appears to rub too on some cars...so keep your finger crossed

Need to hear a video really

:facepalm:
 

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Yeah even if i turn the wheels and the car is still it makes a horrible metal grinding noise.
Try jetwashing under the arcs ahead (top of springs at the mount bearings).

The bearings were replaced in my car but just in the garage I was already sure (after a heavy shower) that the dried mud had caused that horrible noise during steering not the bearings. The noise could not be heard by that time.

Subframe clicking came when I was fast and turned right suddenly on a bumpy road. Then I fastened the bolts and it solved that problem (without greasing).
 

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Sounds like the electronic power steering to me.
 
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