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Hey all,

When I was having my headers done, the installed noted that the bolt (apparently near the universal joint near the header) that connects the rod from the steering box to the rod up through the fire wall was LOOSE. Now, I never FELT that it was loose up to that point, so I'm just glad that he noticed it.

But just the other day, I noticed what felt like an inch of "play" in my steering wheel, such that when I sawed the wheel back and forth (an inch in each direction), I could feel and hear a faint "clunk" somewhere in the steering. Turns out that that bolt was loose (again?).

Just wondering if this problem is one that appears to be unique to my situation, or if the design is a not-so-good one. At least I now know what the problem feels like -- but don't know if I need parts replaced. We'll see if it happens again anytime soon.

Thoughts?

-Kirk
 

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Keep us up to speed

On your steering situation. I am curious to find out the outcome. I would hate to have my steering come apart while on the track (or the street for that matter):eek:
 

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I'll try to keep you guys posted, but I don't have too many answers at this point. I'll have to see if it happens again (I sure hope it doesn't).

Thanks for your interest.

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Threadlocker ok, however,

Hi there,
NOrmally, I would say that you can use thread locker in a pinch, however, I replace the bolt, as this is a better idea.
If you look at the bolt, the threadlocker, is a color white??
No thread locker that I know of is this color, and per service documents, they recommend replacement.
Best to you, c4c5
 

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Re: Threadlocker ok, however,

c4c5specialist said:
Hi there,
NOrmally, I would say that you can use thread locker in a pinch, however, I replace the bolt, as this is a better idea.
If you look at the bolt, the threadlocker, is a color white??
No thread locker that I know of is this color, and per service documents, they recommend replacement.
Best to you, c4c5
Specialist, is this a problem that's cropped up before, or is mine the only one so far?

Thanks!

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No, but.

Hi there again,
Well, no, its not that it is common. Its just that the directions may be different in aftermarket service information.
Best to you, c4c5
 
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