Author Topic: Slight play in steering wheel  (Read 1333 times)

Offline DaBigGinger

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Slight play in steering wheel
« on: November 14, 2015, 07:28:36 pm »
I've noticed that there is a tiny bit of play in my steering wheel i.e. I can feel it move up/down/left/right; not visibly, but I can definitely feel it. Any thoughts on where I should start looking? Thanks in advance :)

Offline Jezza-7

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Re: Slight play in steering wheel
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 11:39:11 am »
Possibly the nut thats down the steering column has come loose. Its like a clamp, mine came loose once and felt very odd.

Offline nikolakiss0104

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Re: Slight play in steering wheel
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2015, 03:04:45 pm »
i have the same problem. In my car the clamp thing is in good shape. I have not fix it yet but i think is the bearing in the back of the steering wheel.

Offline DaBigGinger

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Re: Slight play in steering wheel
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2015, 05:24:30 pm »
Cool, thanks guys. I'll check those bits out. I know the steering clamp you're talking about, so that'll be an easy check :) Thanks again!

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Re: Slight play in steering wheel
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2015, 07:07:59 am »
The the u-shaped black clamp on the column shaft, and the pinch bolt onto the steering rack (middle of the pedal box).

However the spot welds on the column bracket on my car have started to fail, so over winter I'll be beefing this up

Offline DaBigGinger

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Re: Slight play in steering wheel
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2015, 05:12:41 pm »
Cool, thanks! I haven't checked it yet; but I'm adding it to the list of things to look into during my rebuild project :)

Offline ereeiz

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Re: Slight play in steering wheel
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Offline DaBigGinger

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Re: Slight play in steering wheel
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2015, 11:16:05 am »
Cool, thanks. I normally use the VagCat one. It's extremely helpful :)