Creaking from steering when turning right?

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This just started happening Steering is creaking when turning right, Turned the engine off and turned the wheel to see if it was power steering it is still happening even with the engine off so can't be power steering... It only does it when i am turning the wheel right, If i turn the wheel right then stop say half way then carry on turning it right it'll creak again.. Its not only in one place.......Any ideas?


UPDATE: Been into my garage, He rekons its the steering motor going in the steering rack, New Question, If i was to buy one online would it need recoding?
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BillWSS wrote:If i was to buy one online would it need recoding?
No, not the motor or the PAS ECU need recoding.

Steering Rack and Motor for a Citroen C3 on ebay :)
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BillWSS wrote:This just started happening Steering is creaking when turning right, Turned the engine off and turned the wheel to see if it was power steering it is still happening even with the engine off so can't be power steering... It only does it when i am turning the wheel right, If i turn the wheel right then stop say half way then carry on turning it right it'll creak again.. Its not only in one place.......Any ideas?
I would have said try the suspension strut top mount bearings

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BillWSS wrote:UPDATE: Been into my garage, He rekons its the steering motor going in the steering rack,
But you can't beat actually being there to diagnose a noise ;)
My Name: BillWSS

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2006 (56)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
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Mileage: 40
Trim Level: Touch
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Sweet as a nut! We put it on the trolly and jacked it up he checked it over whilst i turned the wheels, Still made the noise with no pressure on the wheels. Im ganna run it till it dies for now.
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