Grating sound when turning the steering wheel?

There is a grating sound when turning the steering wheel but only mainly when the car is first started and also there's a water slushing sound which seem to be coming from around the glove-box area

Asked on 11 October 2015 by Jules1963

Answered by Honest John
Reads to me that the bulkhead vent well is flooding because the drains from it either side are blocked. That rainwater is getting into the electric power steering motor clamped around the steering column and is the reason for the grating noise.
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