Whilst I was out today with the Mrs trying to teach her some manoeuvres the Ka started to make a grinding noise. The noise was coming from within the steering column when the steering wheel was turned either way.
Thanks for that, sounds like you have the exact same noise. I've experienced it once before on a Puma I test drove. It's a bit annoying - you can't have the radio on to cover the noise when your teaching someone to drive!! lol
Joined: Sun Aug 09 2009, 09:17PM Location: Chester Posts: 2890
It's really common and very cheap! Hardly even needs replacing, just remove steering wheel (and clock spring)- disconnect battery first so airbag doesn't blow up, give it a good clean and cover with switch lubricant and all will be quiet. (also clean the prongs sticking out of the lights/indicator switch) The scraping noise is just where dust and dirt has got into the old lubricant and so is scratching on the contacts of the clock spring.