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MG MGF Technical - Steering Problems

Hope someone may be able to help. I have a 1998 Abingdon. The car felt a little slidy on the back end for a day or so. It then ground to a halt, it was recovered and rear wheel bearing replaced. I was amazed that there was no prewarning to this, as it had done no more than 10 miles since the problem started.

Since then the steering has become very light and it requires a lot of turns of the wheel to take a simple bend in the road. I've had a 4 wheel alignment adjustment hoping this would resolve it. But it still feels very light and generally unstable, and I'm convinced there is a steering problem.(Having driven it for 10 years you know when it's not right)

Is there any problem that would have caused the bearing to go and create the problems I've still got.

I don't know if the garage have fixed the result rather than the cause, of another problem.

Thanks, any comments would be greatly appreciated.

I bet it was the NSR.
C.R.B. Simeon

YES it was!

Me too, and with not much preceding evidence of failure!
C.R.B. Simeon

I'm pleased in a way to know it's not unheard of.

Did you experience any adverse steering problems after?

No, are your tyre pressures normal? maybe also check balljoints and the other wheel bearings at each corner - even NSR! Did they repump the suspension before the alignment was done - it could be riding high.
C.R.B. Simeon

No, the suspension wasn't repumped before. But it has been now as I was told it was too low. It is feeling marginally better today so I'll see how I get on.

Thanks & appreciate your input.

Sounds like an odd one, can't think of anything that would result in you having to turn the steering wheel more for the same road bend. EPAS functioning correctly? Take the fuse out and see if that's any better.

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