Knocking sound from the steering on 308 T9

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Knocking sound from the steering on 308 T9

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Hi guys,

For some time, I have a problem with my steering. It has some knocking sound when near the end of left or right steer. Please check out the video:

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I have been at the dealer and they claim that I need to replace inner and outer tie rod but they can not guarantee that it will fix the problem, and since the price is almost 400€, I refused. It seems that they would play guessing game with my money.

I went then at few other local garages and they claim that rods are not the issue, but the steering rack. I find it really strange that steering rack would go bad on car with 120.000km on the clock, but everything is possible.

Then I went to the MOT to check it out with them, and they think it's inner tie rod. They let me put my hand on it and I could feel something, but I am no mechanic to be sure that's it.

Also, in one of the local garage, they disconnected outer tie rod and they even let me try to move inner rod and I couldn't feel any play.

So, I'm puzzled. I also watched some YouTube videos and they all test inner tie rod with hand and with wheels above the ground, but nobody tries it when wheels are on the ground and with moving steering, so I'm not sure what to think.

Any idea here guys, do you also think my steering rack has issue or it could be something else?

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Hi , iv also got a 308 T9 with a knocking noise that's proving hard to locate. Its quite common for tie rods to have a small amount on play once they have a few miles on their back but don't really give off any knocking noise unless they are really really bad with free play. So if its just passed a MOT and he was ok with the amount of play i can see it being enough to cause a noise when driving. If you have a light noise when rocking the steering that may be the tie rods.

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Is there any difference when the engines running to when its switched off

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It's impossible for me to move the steering wheel when engine is off. Also, while I'm driving there are no any issues or knocking, only when I'm standing still. You can check out the video to hear the sound. It sounds like it's coming from inside, but it can be heard from outside, I guess it transfers somehow inside.

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Have you checked the steering uj inside the car ?

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I am not sure I understand. uj ?

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Universal Joint.

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It seems cars can have two uj, not sure if this one has two. I will check uj inside the car, but I don't feel any play with my steering, so I don't have high hopes.

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Can someone on service box check if this car have intermediate steering shaft? My VIN: ********. I can't seem to locate the part which goes from the cabin to the rack in the engine compartment.
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Your VIN was incomplete, should be 17 characters.
Obscured the one you entered just in case.

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Last 8 numbers are enough for service box.

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They are gone now - if you post the full VIN, only staff can see it as it is automatically obscured.

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It's ok Steve - I have it already from another post.

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What is it you actually want?
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Steering column finishes inside the car, in the part labeled with number 2 (steering gasket). After this, where is connection to the steering rack, inside engine bay? Is there some shaft between steering column gasket to the rack?