1.6 DCI - Steering wheel groan & 1st gear judder

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1.6 DCI - Steering wheel groan & 1st gear judder

Post by unclened » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:27 am

Hi all,

I'm hoping for a little bit of advice here. I have a 2013 QQ+2 1.6DCI and starting to notice a few issues:

1) Steering wheel groans and makes a rhythmic knocking sound when under light to moderate steering pressure like going around a roundabout or turning a corner. It doesn't happen all the time but enough to be worrying.

2) Car has started to judder slightly in 1st gear when pulling off. Car has done 55k and isn't thrashed about at all and I'm really hoping its not a new clutch or DMF job :(

I have both booked in to my local independent garage (who I trust), but I am wondering how easy these jobs are to diagnose? I read that 1st gear judder can sometimes be a symptom of the hydraulic fluid linked to the clutch? I want to make sure my garage don't overlook this when they diagnose the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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