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 Post subject: Steering column touching on side of the dash
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:08 pm 
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G'day, the steering column in my car is on an angle, the right side has a gap of about 20mm and the left side is touching the dash.

here's a couple of pics:

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I don't think the steering column plastic casing is broken or on an angle or anything.

The steering wheel always goes to the left side a bit too (to about the angle it is in the photo), even after having a steering alignment.

My steering rack is leaking too, I've got a replacement from a car I'm wrecking, while I'm putting that in are there any oter steering parts that I can replace to fix this problem? The car I'm wrecking has all the bits and the steering column in that one is centered.

My car was in an accident before I bought it, I don't think it was too major though.

Basically I want to know what would cause it and what I'd neet to fix it.

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 Post subject: Re: Steering column touching on side of the dash
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:25 pm 
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hi
if you undo the lower column shroud there are 2 nuts holding the column to the dash.
just loosen them a little and move the column across and tighten the nuts up..
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 Post subject: Re: Steering column touching on side of the dash
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:18 pm 
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Cheers mate, I'll go have a look now.

 

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