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When i start the car theres a popping noise heard when the cars idle. can also here it more when idle and i turn the wheel slightly. any ideas what it could be.

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Petrol or diesel ?? if petrol is it a 1.6 zetec engine and not an american build with a monster engine?? ,well if its the zetec then i would check the power steering fluid level first then re poast if its ok

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