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



I would check the metal mesh part that goes around the steering column. 
Get down and stuck your head under the column, and look up while shining 
a light on the shaft.  If you see any broken parts to the mesh then it 
is time for a new steering column (I have replaced mine twice now).

Michael
VIN 3472

Aaron Crocco wrote:
>
> 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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