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  1. NE1L
    05-28-2011 07:49 AM
    NE1L
    I certainly think it will help. What is happening is with weight on the front wheels and you applying steering imput through the steering wheel, the rivited parts through the rubber disk have some slop over time. It does not take much play to give an inch or so play. If you are also feeling some sharp knocks through the steering wheel (like me still) then there will be some play else where, such as the tie rods or even the steering rack. I found on mine when fitting the new coupler that i can rattle my steering column at the rack too. I will need to get a deep 17mm spanner in there to increase the tension on the pinion gear a little as there tie rods and control arms all all ok.
  2. DrewInToronto
    05-23-2011 09:43 AM
    DrewInToronto
    Hello NE1L, This was a great thread indeed and the reason I have a brand new steering coupling (in box still!). I noticed my steering was a bit sloppy in general and after researching this thread, came to the conclusion that it must be the coupling. My question is; will this also solve the 1 or so inch play I have in my steering wheel when its at dead centre and I'm NOT driving. If I'm stopped at a light and the wheel is dead centre, I can move it from left to right about an inch to an inch and a half with absolutely no resistance. When I'm driving with the wheel at centre I don't notice this dead spot. I've searched and searched for a similar complaint but haven't found one.

    Does anyone know what I'm talking about???

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