Xantia noise at front right

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andy hannett
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Xantia noise at front right

Postby andy hannett » Wed Feb 14, 2001 2:26 am

i have recently noticed a speed related noise from the front drivers side of the vehicle when turning slightly to the left.
the noise is very reminiscent of a sick petrol station compressor and sometimes causes a vibration in the steering wheel.
as this noise is coming from near the alternator, i think that it may be the hydraulic pump or possibly something to do with the steering rack assembly.
has anyone had a similar problem, if so some advice would be helpfull.
Many thanks
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Postby jmd » Sun Feb 18, 2001 7:22 am

If it is the Alternator, the noise should be present all the time. Check the boots on the universal joints(beside the wheel)it may be split.
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Postby david webzell » Wed Feb 21, 2001 6:07 am

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i have recently noticed a speed related noise from the front drivers side of the vehicle when turning slightly to the left.
the noise is very reminiscent of a sick petrol station compressor and sometimes causes a vibration in the steering wheel.
as this noise is coming from near the alternator, i think that it may be the hydraulic pump or possibly something to do with the steering rack assembly.
has anyone had a similar problem, if so some advice would be helpfull.
Many thanks

[/quote) If your Xantia has ABS you could also check to see if the wheel bearing is worn and the ABS sensor is rubbing.
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Postby andy hannett » Fri Mar 02, 2001 1:29 am

thanks david
my xantia does have ABS and the sensor is slightly worn but the dealer assured me the wheel bearings are OK during recent MOT. i have come to the conclusion that the drive shaft is on its way out, though its funny that it is only intermittent.
Many thanks
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