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Old 06-29-2001, 19:57   #1 (permalink)
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steering adjustment

hy guys... my steering is a bit loose and i went to get it checked out... the guy said it just needed to be adjusted and i'd rather do it myself.. some help please.
its rack and pinion.
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Old 06-29-2001, 20:09   #2 (permalink)
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when your in the car wriggle your steering wheel, without trying to turn the wheels, how much freeplay do you have.
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too much.. probably an inch either way.
also getting some sort of "creeking" sound when i turn corners sometimes... mostly in the mornings.
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Old 06-29-2001, 20:33   #4 (permalink)
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I have the same problem which happened after I had new shockies fitted by pedders where there is a lot of play in the steering which wasn't like that before.
Phark knows what those dickheads have done.
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for an inch freeplay, thats about normal, but if your not sure, I would check your upper and lower ball joints.
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well this guy got under and checked it out and turned the wheel a few times... he told me it was loose... it doesnt feel too bad to me but i'm no expert..
and what about the creeking noise?
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the creaking noise could be anything from worn shocks to loose brackets, dry rubber bushings. where did he say the steering was loose, in the box itself, or in the rack. cause both are adjustable.
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he didnt say too much.. but i think it was the rack
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Check your balljoints first. If they check out ok, see if your rack is loose on the front crossmember.
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