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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:16 pm 
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There is about 10mm play in my steering. I can turn the steering wheel to and fro freely without any steering, only 10mm, but I shouldn't be able to do it at all.

Is this an easy enough fix or is it something that needs to be sorted by someone who knows what they are doing?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:59 pm 
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more than likely your intermediate shaft mate, the one that goes between the rack and the column, go to your nearest ford wrecker and make sure you get the right one,they come in two lengths,easy to fit just need a 10mm socket or spanner,ive fitted 2 mine went in easy but just be careful putting new one in not to push to hard towards the column or else youll push it into your steering wheel department and f**k the cruise and airbag sensor like i did to my mates car,
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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:36 am 
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Bit of a thread jacking hear but the XG has the same thing, except its got alot of plat in it, how do u tighten them up?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:54 am 
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Tighten the rack up, is a big 32mm IIRC allen key near where the inter shaft joins, jack the car up, and gradually tighten it up, though it may be to far gone, and the steering will bind, worth a try though.
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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:03 pm 
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Cheers will give it a try tomoz, running out the door to work atm.
Thanx mate.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:54 pm 
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forgive me if im wrong but xg is like xf, has steering bow not rack, same principals though only look behind your drivers side wheel and youll see a lock nut and allen key, play around with that as explained on the previous post from bowsaw
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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:10 pm 
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mista_lroy wrote:
more than likely your intermediate shaft mate, the one that goes between the rack and the column, go to your nearest ford wrecker and make sure you get the right one,they come in two lengths,easy to fit just need a 10mm socket or spanner,ive fitted 2 mine went in easy but just be careful putting new one in not to push to hard towards the column or else youll push it into your steering wheel department and f**k the cruise and airbag sensor like i did to my mates car,


cheers for that... I've just gone back to 12hr days so I think it's going to have to wait til it goes in for service next

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:40 am 
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XG also has a large flexy joint above the steering box that some times wears out put in a Nylon one it will tighten it up.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:13 pm 
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i noticed that, ill give it a try too

 

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