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widomkr79
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Play in my steering wheel

Post by widomkr79 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:38 pm

My car has been plagued with this problem since I bought in 06'. Since then I have replaced upper and lower control arms, all steering arm components and bushings, refurbished steering box, rid the circular padded bushing? on steering rod right before the box, new sway bar and bushings.
I'm stumped and don't know what's left. It is the same amount of play before I changed everything. It's a good amount maybe 10.30 - 1:30 amount of play

Any guidance would be appreciated. Shops here in S. Florida don't see. To be able to correct either

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Re: Play in my steering wheel

Post by malibuguy » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:49 am

Have you played with the adjustemnt on the box? I did that on mine and it removed most of the play
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Re: Play in my steering wheel

Post by focused313 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:42 am

malibuguy wrote:Have you played with the adjustemnt on the box? I did that on mine and it removed most of the play
With everything else listed that you've completed, I'd say that would be your best bet. There are two different adjustments to make. I believe there is a user guide on the internet on one of the gbody centered forums (not sure if I can link to them). montecarloss or gbodyforum for sure has a thread about them. The first one seems to just firm up the steering, the second one removes slop.

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Re: Play in my steering wheel

Post by marcar1993 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:11 am

You need a second person. Get someone to wiggle the wheel while you watch, starting from the steering shaft down. This method always works for finding slop. Just look to see where there is a disparity in what moves.
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