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 Post subject: Steering locking when turning
Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:32 pm 
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Hey guys abou 1 month ago I dropped my dash and when everything was back together as I was diving during a turn the steering get stuck and you would have to manually straighten it up I though it was the clock spring do I replaced that and it was exactly the same. About 1 week later it just disappeared and went bak to normal. 2 nights ago I dropped the dash put everything bak together and now I have the same problem. Does any one have any idea what this is.?
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 Post subject: Re: Steering locking when turning
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:46 am 
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LazyEL wrote:
Hey guys abou 1 month ago I dropped my dash and when everything was back together as I was diving during a turn the steering get stuck and you would have to manually straighten it up I though it was the clock spring do I replaced that and it was exactly the same. About 1 week later it just disappeared and went bak to normal. 2 nights ago I dropped the dash put everything bak together and now I have the same problem. Does any one have any idea what this is.?


It's the bearing at the bottom of the steering column....where the floor plate is.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Steering locking when turning
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:52 pm 
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Thanks cjh is there a way to fix it?
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 Post subject: Re: Steering locking when turning
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:37 am 
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I don't know if they can be disassembled ( EF,EL ) steering columns, the EA to ED can't be, but I have worked out a way to recondition them using a new, better bearing....they are a Needle Roller bearing......but again, I don't know about the EF,EL steering columns.....I thought they had a hinge arrangement at the floor plate....??????

 

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 Post subject: Re: Steering locking when turning
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:28 am 
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What it looks like is one big plate with like a rubber grommet and that's pretty nuch it bit hard to explain sort of thing
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 Post subject: Re: Steering locking when turning
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:36 am 
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Yep, the bearing lives in that rubber grommet thing in the floor plate. EF/EL have a tapered square drive for the steering wheel, prior models had a tapered spline.
Maybe I'm thinking of an AU.....the hinged floor plate....?????

 

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 Post subject: Re: Steering locking when turning
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:59 pm 
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Ah k is there anyway to fix it or do I have to replace the whole steering column? Thanks heaps for all ur help mate it's much appreciated
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 Post subject: Re: Steering locking when turning
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Wreckers have told me a story of have to be replaced, A guy here locally at john bates wheel alignments is confident he can do it, I had the exact same problem was lucky to have a spare column though.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Thanks for everyone's help 10 minutes ago I got a hammer and pushed up against the rubber the whole way around and now it is 100% perfect lol brand new second hand
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