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 Post subject: steering problem after i fixed my heater.
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:43 pm 
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well while i was taking apart my dash and all other components i had to drop the steering column and i fitted it all back together yesterday didnt get to drive it till today.but for some reason which i dont know why my steering is really really tight when i turn the steering wheel 50degress left or right the steering wheel locks up so need both hands to turn.any ideas? need to fix it asap.

 

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 Post subject: Re: steering problem after i fixed my heater.
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:06 pm 
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Sounds ike you may have damaged the bearing at the bottom of the steering column, can sometimes happen if you drop the column down, and let the bearing take the weight, best is to eithier remove the column completely, or at least undo it from the firewall before you drop it down.

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 Post subject: Re: steering problem after i fixed my heater.
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:44 am 
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how can I fix it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: steering problem after i fixed my heater.
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:03 am 
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how can i fix it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: steering problem after i fixed my heater.
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:18 am 
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Put a second hand column in. Call Chris @ FTG. I had to do the same with my old EB.

 

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 Post subject: Re: steering problem after i fixed my heater.
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:25 am 
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can i do it my self?

 

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 Post subject: Re: steering problem after i fixed my heater.
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:39 am 
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i just need a rough down on what i need to do so i can go and get one from pick apart. i want to get it done by this arvo

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:37 pm 
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Very easy!

 

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 Post subject: Re: steering problem after i fixed my heater.
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:21 pm 
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how too guide??

 

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 Post subject: Re: steering problem after i fixed my heater.
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:27 pm 
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If I remember well,you undo the clamp on the floor,and disconnect the electrics,then undo the clamp that holds it to the under side of the dash,and it should fall out-perhaps with a little persuasion!

 

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 Post subject: Re: steering problem after i fixed my heater.
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:56 pm 
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hahaha cheers mate.

 

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 Post subject: Re: steering problem after i fixed my heater.
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:41 pm 
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decided im gonna do it tomorrow after work.i just realizd that if i lower the steering wheel it doesnt lock up.only locks up when i lift the steering wheel.could it be a bent steering column?

 

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 Post subject: Re: steering problem after i fixed my heater.
Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:12 pm 
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Your steering column is rooted, get a new one.

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 Post subject: Re: steering problem after i fixed my heater.
Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:45 pm 
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Just get a new one. To take it out there will be a clip on the steering column, Near the pedals.
Then unplug all the plugs. It should pull out .
If not you'll have to get right under the pedals and undo the plate . Then undo the clamp and take the whole thing out . The clamp is clamped onto a spline .

I had to do this when I put in a new steering column,
Then just tap it off the column. But it shouldn't be stuck on there .

You will also have to swap ignition barrels .
You'll have to drill into the security screws and use a ezy out to remove them.
Then I replaced them with normal bolts.

There could be an easier way of swapping ignition barrels but I'm not sure .

I think you can program the new ignition barrel to your bcm . But you'll obviously need the key for the new barrel . Which most wreckers don't have .

 

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