[Healeys] Annoying noise from steering column

Patrick and Caroline Quinn p_cquinn at tpg.com.au
Sun Dec 28 20:47:12 MST 2008

G'day Peter

Is you car left or right hand drive? 

Mine is RHD and sometimes the front end plate of the generator hits the
steering column. However if yours is LHD it may be something on the other

Hoo Roo

Patrick Quinn
Sydney, Australia 

-----Original Message-----
From: healeys-bounces at autox.team.net [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net]
On Behalf Of Peter Ehn
Sent: Monday, 29 December 2008 3:12 AM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] Annoying noise from steering column

Hello all!

This summer, after rebuilding my entire engine and getting it tight and
and quiet, I now have a new issue to deal with (perhaps because I haven't
heard it earlier):

At idleing speed, I have a very annoying noise coming from my steering
It sort of goes "cloink-cloink-cloink" in beat with the engine vibrations.
This bugs me, because the car otherwise "ticks like a clock". At higher revs
it is not audible. If I, e.g. when at a stop, hear this noise, and slightly
put pressure on the steering wheel (right or left) it seizes. At idle again,
standing at the engine bay, I can actually feel and hear vibrations approx.
40-50 cm in front of the firewall.
Is it the stator tube? Or ? Should I dismantle the whole steering column an
steering gear? Alot of work for a little noise, but who said we're not

Appreciate any ideas or experience of something like this.

Brgds, Peter Ehn

Peter Ehn, 1967 BJ8-42208
Eloppevdgen 36
168 56 Bromma, Sweden
Tel : +46 708 33 72 97
email: peter.ehn at it-arkitekterna.se
Healeys at autox.team.net

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