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My Disco 1 (300 TDi) makes a rumbling noise when using full steering lock. It isn't really a problem as it only occurs at slow speed parking etc. I generally avoid it by giving myself more room in the supermarket. lol. I was just wondering if it could be a long term problem though.

Suspension and tyres etc. all standard.

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There's a lot of extra strain on the pump at full lock thats why there is some extra noise. But as for a 'rumbling' noise that could be the bearing in the pump or a loose fixing. Have you not opened the bonnet with the steering is on full lock and the engine is running and had a look? then you will know where it' coming from.. and what would you be doing on full lock other than slow speed parking. WRC driving.

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Some of them are just noisy - my 1996 one was and it stayed like that the whole time I owned it with no other problems just noisy when parking. It was some sort of hydraulic resonance IIRC - may or may not be your problem

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It's normally the tyres hitting the radius arm, but you say you have standard wheels and tyres. Maybe you could check your lock stops, though I can't say that I've ever heard of them moving by themselves.

The p/s pump on my 110 groans on full lock which is a good reminder not to leave it there too long :) And on some vehicles the pipes themselves resonate as Steve says. You can try re-routing the pipes a bit or attaching them with cable ties.

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