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 Post subject: XA steering wheel re-install- what have I done wrong?
Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:30 pm 
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Hello- new to board.

I've just re- installed the stock componentry on my XA 302/C4 column auto after checking the upper column bearing. With everything back in place it's like the steering shaft is 1" (25mm) too short. I cant get the steering wheel back on. Any advice- please? (I'm no mechanic).

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 Post subject: Re: XA steering wheel re-install- what have I done wrong?
Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:56 pm 
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Is the end of the coloumn all the way throught the firewall or hooked on the hook for the gearbox?

 

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 Post subject: Re: XA steering wheel re-install- what have I done wrong?
Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:16 pm 
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Through the firewall .

O.K; I've fixed this problem. Collapsible column- just pulled it up- seat bearing (upper) & circlips fore & aft- bingo.

Thanks for advice young tassie bloke- thanks heaps to Squasha (Classic Acres)- Ford V8 legend..

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: XA steering wheel re-install- what have I done wrong?
Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:31 pm 
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Looks like the shaft has slipped down inside itself.....colapsing column. I think there was a small nylon peg that held it....it may be broken.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:40 pm 
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Thanks sideways, Yep, you're on the dough, hoping my luck is in with the pegs- feels OK.
Took for drive, so far so good. Hope you're on the improve in Rocky.


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