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Hi Pete. Thanks for the prompt response. The noise starts and continues without the steering being touched. It seems to get a bit louder and faster as the car gets into motion. It doesnt change in anyway when I turn the steering. I notice that when I drive over a bump the noise stops momentarily and then resumes as I continue driving.
I must point out that the left low beam bulb was changed yesterday and I started noticing this sound right after.
When I open the bonnet, the noise is definitely not coming from the
Yes I got cut off. The noise is definitely not coming from the engine, it does seem to be from the steering column general area. It is not a very loud noise, but it is quite distinct as if someone is tapping on the bonnet with a finger.
No Pete, just checked, not the solenoid. I also notice that the noise starts as a muted kind of vibration and then becomes more knocking after I rev the engine. its a very rapid sounding noise
Hi Pete. Thanks for all the help. While talking toyou the mechanic who changed the bulb has ccome and discovered thatbthey forgot to slideth solenoid back unto its slot. That was what was causing the rattling. Thanks once again for you really good help, do go ahead and complete the charge, my car is as quiet as a german mouse and I'm quite happy. This is a great resource and its good to know I can come back here for expert advice. Many thanks.