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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-04-1999, 10:08 PM
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Steering linkage loose

Has anyone else had problems with their steering linkage becoming loose?

My steering is extremely loose. The problem is in the two pieces of the steering linkage that fit over each other (after the U-join but before the gearbox). These two pipes do not fit tightly together causing a large dead spot where I have no steering.

I have not taken the linkage out yet to examine it. Is there a simple way to fix this? (it doesn't look like there is a set-screw or something to clamp the pieces together) Do I need to start looking for a new one?

Why would this wear like that? It doesn't look like it should have any movement normally and is only there to allow the linkage to collapse on itself so you can get it out.

It's funny, the Haynes manual doesn't even show it or say anything about it (that I can find)

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-07-1999, 12:24 AM
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Re: Steering linkage loose

I am not sure about what you are talking about. maybe a slip joint or such, but I just found that all four of my tie rod ends were completely shot. No dust boots left, no grease at all left, and the ends were deformed. Scared me to think I had been sending my wife to work in that thing. Replaced them all and WOW. Steering wheel play is significantly reduced.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-07-1999, 12:32 PM
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Re: Steering linkage loose

After disassembling the steering, I found that it had shims to keep the two pieces tight. It had broken all apart insight and that's why it was loose. I just replaced the whole steering linkage. Much better now, although the ball joints are shot so it's still tiring to drive.


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