Hi everyone. I've seen numerous posts on this topic but nothing that
answers my question. On my e46 320 coupe - on rough ground I get a
knocking through the steering column. Also, if I open the bonnet and
shake the column there is a fair amount of movement at the point where
it goes through the bulkhead. Is this normal? Anything to do with the
safety retract system? worn UJ's?, steering about to disconnect and me
about to go cross country?
Thanks for any advice and experience. Roy. UK.
On Wed, 12 Sep 2007 21:00:48 GMT, "Jeff Strickland"
Years back, I had a nice looking 1970-ish Cortina with ~90K miles on
that I wanted to sell. The steering column jarred and vibrated when
you let the steering wheel go free to centre itself from a turn. I
tracked it down to a worn and very sloppy bearing in the column sleeve
at the front of the bulkhead.
I slathered some strips of rag in grease and used a small screwdriver
to poke as many of them as I could into the gaps in the bearing. It
worked like a charm, and the car was quickly sold.
I don't do that kind of thing any more.
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