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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
Category: Mitsubishi
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Just got a 2007 outlander which has a knocking from the OSF

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Hi, just got a 2007 outlander which has a knocking from the OSF and has pulsating power steering.
Have I got a money pit to sort out ?
Car is great but these issues are going to drive me mad.
Any direction on what to start to look at/replace would be really helpful.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.


I'd take a look at the state of the wheel bearing on that side

Jack the car up so the wheel is off the ground and shake the tyre from top to bottom and from side to side (with someone holding the steering wheel on the front) there should be no play in either direction. Any play in 1 direction will usually require a joint to be replaced, if there’s play in both directions then the wheel bearing may be at fault