Found my first problem with the car today... Hadn't noticed it before because it only happens around 10-15 mph and only when turning sharply to the left... Take normal junction and you get nothing, turn it full lock and you get nothing, turn right at any speed and nothing... But turn sharply left around 10mph and you get this odd not quite a squeal and not quite a screech, it's not a mechanical grumbling either. I can't be 100% certain, but it does seem to come from the nearside of the car. I've tried it on full lock, stationary, rocked steering side to side, lock to lock and nothing. At first I thought it could be the belt... but why only left and at that speed range. Tomorrow or Tuesday I shall investigate further if I can and see if I can record it when it happens... hard to do when driving in the car on your own... I'll check fluid levels and consistency... was gonna change the PSF at some point in the next few weeks anyway... and changing belts is high on the list as service history doesn't indicate when they were last done. I just have this horrible flashback to 7 months after I bought the Mondeo and the steering pump seized whilst on holiday in Norfolk and it took 2 days before it could be repaired and cost an arm and a leg as it took out the tensioner when it seized and snapped the belt... Any ideas... pretty sure it's not a CV joint or a wheel bearing as I've had my fair share of experience with those and the noises they make are certainly mechanical grinding and grumbling.