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Creaking Noise when Turning the Steering Wheel


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Hi all

Got this creaking noise when turning the steering wheel, anyone else had this at all?  I replaced the power steering pump 2 days ago so that's sorted, it started doing this a few days before replacing the pump I thought pump replacement might sort it but alas not 😕

Any words of wisdom would be very welcome, thanks in advance.

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Defo not the tyres, going to get it on the ramps and try have  a closer look tomorrow, it's one of those noises that's difficult to trace could be in the cabin, engine bay or underneath somewhere 

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I know R56s suffer with creaky strut top mounts after a while, my first Cooper S did. Not sure what the Gen 1s are like but it  could be something along the lines of that though it seems a bit loud to be them

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Hi Lewis

Thanks for this, I've tried spraying inside the steering wheel cowl and on to the bearing but used ceramic lubricant that I'd bought, not sure if this will penetrate in the same way as WD-40 so going to get some and try that. Tbh if that doesn't sort it then I might just take it to a mini specialist, I've not really got much experience with steering and not something I'm confident dismantling.

Noise has got slightly worse, best way I can describe it is a creaking noise like an old door hinge then a pinging noise, its almost like somethings getting wound as you turn the wheel and then releasing just before you get to full lock? 

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I can’t tell if this noise is cabin or exterior, but I’ve never heard this noise before. I get the odd twang every now and then when the spring rotates on the platforms but I think that’s just because of my ride height on the adjustable suspension. I’m not sure what suspension your on.

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