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Old 06-06-2012, 16:57   #1 (permalink)
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Steering wheel trouble

As we all know, the blend doors are trash on this, so i ripped out the dashboard one day all the way to just the heating plenum, yup, everything was off, and i put everything back together, and it fit good, nothing broke, or loose, and i rigged my broken blend door with a screwdriver, wont win awards, but it works, my main issue is as soon as i took it apart and put it back on my steering wheel is not tight, thought it was the linkage from the steering column to the top of the steering rack, nope, dead tight.

so i drove for a month or two, then decided to take out the steering wheel off and try to fix just that, i noticed it was only on the steering column because if the steering wheel was locked, no key in ignition, it still wobbles, left and right, it eventually stopps and works like it should after turning half a counter, or clockwise turn, but when im on a straight away i can freely move my steering wheel and the wheels of my van do not budge, what did i do?
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Old 06-07-2012, 13:15   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Steering wheel trouble

I wouldn't drive it like that. Something is loose enough for a safety concern. Have someone turn the steering wheel back and forth while you look under the dash and under the car for where the problem lies.
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Checked the intermediate column shaft coupling / joint ?
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its been like 5 months and so far its ok, and yes, super tight. i took off the steering wheel column, and i literally took the whole assembaly inside my house, it still turns left and right, idk what it is
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