TH700R4 tranny (1983)
The steering has developed a hard to describe problem, just a matter
of 30 minutes ago. It feels like it is 'catching' on something. Like
there are two pieces of plastic inside the steering column that are
now rubbing against each other. The sound definitly comes from the
column. Sometimes it's a pop, sometimes a screetch. It makes steering
erratic, very 'unsmooth'. It has made the 'catching' noise before.
However assuming for whatever reason the 'steering wheel' and the
'column' were rubbing together, I just cranked on it and it moved on
out. Now no matter what I do it makes the noise.
I think it's the locking feature of the steering wheel.... when the
key is in lock it keeps on turing. It used to lock, but some time ago
(not tonight, but not sure when) it stopped locking.
Any help? I'd hate to have to take the steering wheel off - I saw a
friend take 2 days and he had done it before (didn't have the tools