New to the forum, so please be gentle.
I've recently purchased the above car which I'm finding quite fun to drive except for an annoying knocking coming from just below the steering wheel when going over poor road surfaces (i.e. most of the time!). I've had the lower plastic shroud off below the steering wheel, and by groping around (ooh-er, missus) in the nether regions of the steering column, I can feel a very small amount of play in a joint towards the top of the column. Not investigated this thoroughly yet, but it's presumably either a universal or a splined joint.
a) if anyone else has come across this problem?
b) is it easy for a reasonably competent home mechanic to fix?
c) if so... what needs to be done/replaced?
Any ideas would be much appreciated.
Also, is there a workshop manual of any sort available for my car?