2006 Mondeo 2L TDCI ZETEC
I have seen this a few times, was going to change the track rod ends to see if this would help as I have noticed they are in need of replacing, but I see no movement from them at all that would make this noise..
If I jack the front end up no noise If I have either left or right wheel on the ground with one of them jacked up it still makes the noise. noise is more intense in the centre but still happens at any position and I can feel the knock through the wheel and if I grab hold of the tie Rod. The sound resonates from the center rear of the bonnet and seems centralised inside the cabin, either side of the footwells.
Interesting thing is, it only does it when the engine is on, so it to me is something to do with the power steering side of the rack?.. Wouldnt mind knowing what actually is going on inside that rack.. Sticking piston or valve or something.. Really bloody annoying and it looks like It'll be a nice priced repair as well. Tried changing the power steering fluid to see if that helps but I only managed a partial flush. Read something about a drain tube on the rack but I have no idea where that would be. Oh and how dangerous is this condition? To be honest I dont feel confident driving it anymore but is it something that needs sorting very soon... or Is it okay to drive it like this for a short while :/ .. Had a mondeo before and that had over 200K on the clock and steered like a dream and that had worn bushings and dying top strut mounts, I feel like I'm fighting this one though.
Anyway here is the wonderful noise.
Edited by Vanadeo, 07 November 2020 - 11:53 PM.