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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-02, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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loose steering

got a wobbly steering wheel on my EF, the car doesn't wander and the wheel alignment is fine, but I can move the steering wheel freely for about 3" left to right, 1.5" either side of centre, what could be the cause of it.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-02, 11:06 PM
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Have you got standard suspension in the car? or lowered?

I recall someone posting a similar problem... ill track it down for you

EL driver...
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-05-02, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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well it's standard from the factory but lower than a normal EF cause it's a EX-Chaser.
thanks I had a bit of a search but couldn't find anything.
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check to make sure the universal joint in the steering column isn't worn too much. I had that problem with my EF a while back (my steering was very sloppy), i got the universal joint replaced and it fixed the problem.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-05-02, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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doesn't stike as a loose uni but I'll check it, I have noticed that it seems more direct in than it usaully almost gocart like, not a bad thing if I can remove the slack, I have front to backed the tyre not long ago, wonder if that had anything to do with it.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-05-02, 03:27 AM
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Hi Waz

Have you had a recent wheel alignment?
Have you got a Castor/Camber kit?

I had a wheel align not to long ago, they made it very tight.
The wheel is very direct, ive got a K-mac kit.

hope this helps
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-05-02, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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no castor camber kit, what are they worth, maybe I should get an alignment, thanks
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-02, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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just an update for anyone that may have the some problem, I pulle dthe intermidiate link today, and both uni's at each end are stuff, not loose but stiff and grabby, so looks like I have get a new link and top uni assembly
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