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disapr 08-07-2012 01:11 PM

Can the steering shaft be removed from the column?
 
I'm at work and can't really 'look' at my column - Can the steering shaft (splined part) be removed from the main housing so that it can be machined?

It has to be removable, but it doesn't have to go back in I suppose and I don't see it as a separate part on realoem.

Thanks

disapr 08-09-2012 10:52 AM


agdiver 08-10-2012 09:34 AM

Hi, i find this is very interisting, can you provide some picture? Thank you

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disapr 08-10-2012 11:26 AM

I'll try to take some pics this weekend and post something next week.

disapr 08-13-2012 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agdiver (Post 14642749)
Hi, i find this is very interisting, can you provide some picture? Thank you

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Pictures added. Enjoy.

agdiver 08-13-2012 07:18 PM

Great pict, really helpfull to understand.

I need to ask your advice, my column has a play in the bottom part (steering rattle, i checjed it and it is the steering column that has some play, not the lower joint steering)

, do you think it has anything to do with the fact that the column has 2 connected shaft?

Do you have any suggestion how to fix it?

Any suggestion will be highly appreciate

Thank you

agdiver 08-13-2012 08:23 PM

i think my problem is the same as this guy in the video

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop..._rcjYc9s&gl=ID

do you have any advice how to fix it ?

since you have experience with the column disassembly

agdiver 08-13-2012 08:27 PM

also please check this thread:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=672241

your experience with the column disassembly would help us alot..

thanks

disapr 08-13-2012 11:00 PM

The youtube link isn't working so I'm not sure exactly what your column issue is. There aren't any components in the upper section that I disassembled that would likely cause any noticeable rattle. The best thing would be to inspect the joints like is mentioned in the other threads. If those are all in good shape then remove all of the plastic covers from the steering column and verify that all of the bolts are tight that secure the column to the dash bar (body).

jbfrancis3 09-28-2012 06:39 AM

Great followup!


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