Hijet 993 knocking/crunchy noise when steering near lock


1997 EFI MPV CB42...
last few days i have been hearing a crunchy/knock sound when i turn the steering and it gets near to locking. today it started to do the same sound when i turned the other direction. things to check:
1) track rod ends?
2) wheel bearings?

HI Jet Steering

Yes check all of them and the rack but the HIJETS sterring does crackrumble when moving slowly from lock to lock. Someone heard it and was concerened because he could see the rack moving on it's mount. I think because it is forward control a lot of strain is placed on it and it does tend to crack at slow speed more than most vehicles. I obtained a replacement rack which I never replaced and just sprayed silicone oil onto the rubbers It made little difference and has sailed through the French Control Technique 3 times (6 years) since with never a mention. Now some may say that the French MOT is easy well thats not quite true or right as I brought a Sporty over with a new MOT and it failed with a long existing broken rear leaf spring leaf. The rack on the hijet is an odd thing and seems to flex on the body work that it is mounted on. The Piaggio bodies are not that strong and I was cncerned that it may cause stress fractures but it hasn't.

M J Young

finally bought a workshop

finally bought a workshop manual 993 EFI, waiting for it to arrive from USA than i hopefully will be able to see whats going on under there.

i know that if you have the right measurements on bearings you can get them from anywhere cheaper than dealers, same for motorcycles! thing is... can you return the dealer bearings and get your money back after you have used it to get a cheaper one?

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workshop manual 993cc hijet

HI leopard_pagan. Could you sell to me a copy of the workshopmanual, or just tell me where a can buy it from?. thanks alot. my email is eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6e%69%65%76%61%73%70%61%62%6c%6f%40%68%6f%74%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%6e%69%65%76%61%73%70%61%62%6c%6f%40%68%6f%74%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) thanks

sadly the manual that came

sadly the manual that came from the USA was NOT for my van. it was for a Diesel 1.2 hijet. it was sent back for a refund!
But you have a Private message with a partial 993cc manual link

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