Thats the answer i was looking for thanks mate. Will get this done this week hopefully.This can be fixed by taking apart and Wd40 the bottom roller bearings and working untill it moves freely then regrease and put back together good as new. very common problem can be replaced but costly
Thank again mate. Will do both sides just to make sure. I take it this is the cause to all my above problemsOnce you accessed the bottom bearings let the wd40 soak in for a while put the nut back in and work it one side to the other may need clamping and hitting with a hammer dont be scared it doesnt dammage it. keep topping up the wd40 as you work it and dont be skimpy with the grease when putting iot back together either
Yep. Check for play in the track arms for the wandering but the going heavy part is a bit worrying.Well removed wheel and track rod end and on both sides the hub is free turns really easy. Does this rule the bearings out and point more to the Steering rack
I not mechanic minded but didnt look too bad and was looking forward to getting it sorted but once hub was free thought i would stop there as problem must be something else (COSTLY) no doubtCheers Martin, found it. Didn't realise it would be such a spanner heavy job tho!!!!
Thanks for replying, my megs still under warranty so shall take it in 2mo to Renault, but bet they won't be able to fit me in. And im off on holiday on Tuesday.If its the hub bearings yes but don't leave it too long or you loose any chance of getting away with cleaning and greasing and end up having to change it.