Fordmods Logo

EF Fairmont - steering wheel issue 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: EF Fairmont - steering wheel issue
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:33 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 852

Joined: 15th Nov 2007

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

Hey

I have a EF Fairmont and i have a issue with my steering wheel.

I find that when im driving, the wheel is able to move left and right slightly without actually moving the wheels while driving.

Im wondering if it is possible to actually tighten the steering wheel in some way??

Thank you

Daniel
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont - steering wheel issue
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:09 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 552

Joined: 3rd Oct 2006

Ride: EL XR-6

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

maybe u have worn tie rods ends or a balljoint? i had a similair issue but my was a balljoint so i replace them all. all fix now :)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont - steering wheel issue
Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:21 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 852

Joined: 15th Nov 2007

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

Ok thanks

Is this easy to change? So your saying there doesnt seem to be an issue with the actual wheel that i could fix myself inside the car?

Cheers
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont - steering wheel issue
Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:26 am 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

i would say its a worn intermediate shaft / uni joints that connect column to rack...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont - steering wheel issue
Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:42 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 852

Joined: 15th Nov 2007

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

thanks boys

this is a job for the mechanic right?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont - steering wheel issue
Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:49 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 552

Joined: 3rd Oct 2006

Ride: EL XR-6

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

depends if ur got a press for the ball joints but tie rods are pretty easy to change over. this means any work done to the suspension will need a wheel alignment.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont - steering wheel issue
Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:57 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 638

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Ride: 1994 Ford EF Fairmont Ghia Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

If the car is stationary and the engine NOT running, is there any free play without the wheels moving? If there is, then it is the intermediate shaft. Should cost around $25-$40 from a wreckers and take about 30 mins to change over. If you need instructions, let me know as i have done a few of these ;)

 

_________________

1994 ford fairmont ghia - Currently 302 with T5 - Work in progress :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont - steering wheel issue
Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:22 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 48

Posts: 429

Joined: 3rd Jan 2005

Ride: AU XR6 with BF Turbo engine

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

it could also be the rack ends. get someone to help and with the car stationary, rock the steering wheel back and forward while looking under the car at the rack and see if there is any movement

 

_________________

RIP :( 1x confused Falcon..EL Falcon with full AU running gear...VCT, 5 speed, IRS, AUII front suspension, brakes, and steering RIP

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 48 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:31 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names