Re: [DML] Shaky Steering
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Re: [DML] Shaky Steering



Aaron,
 
Good you see you are still around with your DeLorean.  I was looking for you at DCS, sorry you missed it.
 
What you describe sounds like a broken steering column bushing.  It is a plastic bushing that the steering shaft passes through on the fire-wall.  It is an inexpensive part, and not all that difficult to replace.

If this is the cause of your problem, it is still safe to drive the car.   However, if you continue to drive without getting it fixed you may elongate the hole in the firewall making the replacement bushing not sit tight in there.

Rob could probably replace this part in under an hour for you.  If you find yourself in NJ anytime soon, I can give you a hand with it.

Marc


--- On Mon, 6/16/08, Aaron Crocco <acrocco@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Aaron Crocco <acrocco@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [DML] Shaky Steering
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, June 16, 2008, 12:30 AM






Hey everyone,

I wanted to get some opinions on what could be the problem with my 
car. Sometime late last year while pulling into a gas station, my 
steering became different. That may sound vague, but it's tough to 
describe. It's almost like if the steering column is two pipes within 
each other, they are not shaking and hitting against one another. At 
the time I didn't hear anything snap or break, so it wasn't obvious. 
Additionally, whenever I hit a bump, the black plastic box just behind 
the wheel vibrates and makes a shaking noise.

Just to let everyone know, I have driven it (cautiously) to NJ and 
back and also a few other places with no issues. A few checks with 2 
owners told me that it's not a catastrophic failure and could be a 
bushing or something. I do notice that if I unscrew the tilt-steering 
screw and let the column lay, it can be moved from side to side a 
little.

If you know what this is, can you shed light on it? Would this be a 
costly fix? Is the car safe? I'm close to PJ Grady but time and 
money make it a bit tough to get to Rob right now. Any help is 
appreciated.

Thanks!

-Aaron Crocco
VIN 5591
NY Plate: OUTATYM

 














      

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