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I have a 307 hdi 1.6 on a 06 plate and have noticed the

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hi i have a 307 hdi 1.6 on a 06 plate and have noticed the steering is a bit creeky when turning and that there is a sound of a spring twaning near the steering eheel/ colum what could this be
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Peugeot
Expert:  Robert replied 1 year ago.

Hi..there..

Could be several things..first id check that nothing is fouling the uj/column within the foot well..i mean where the column enters the floor pan to conect the steering rack..just be sure you dont have anything causing an obstruction ie:- floor mat and such like..the other thing it could be is the clockspring behind the steering wheel which is basically a reel of wire that allows the steering wheel airbag to work amoungst other things on the steering wheel itself..if its binding up etc..then it will give that noise of spring twang sound as you rotate the wheel for left to right..so that one likely cause for what your hearing..but to replace that requires the airbag to be removed so best leaving that to a garage...the only other thing it maybe check is to see if it can be heard outside within the engine bay or strut tops..in that i mean check for siezed top mount bearings..thos can cause a grinding noise when turning the steering..but if its certainly the column itself you hear it from then id say it no doubt the clockspring..I do hope this helps