[DML] Re: Steering column vibration when braking
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[DML] Re: Steering column vibration when braking

These little cars do not have a flexible coupling ("rag joint")in the steering column. Every single vibration encountered by the front wheels is transmitted unimpeded to the steering wheel. You could be looking at anything from uneven tire wear to worn suspension joints. 

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Richard" <racuti1@...> wrote:
> Sorry for the delay in responding.
> My bad for omitting that I have indeed, replaced the swaybar bushings. 
> Someone mentioned replacing the rotors. I did that.
> All replaced parts are NOS, provided by DMCH.
> I do NOT feel the pulsing in the brake pedal. It's only in the steering.
> I already have the Delrin steering column bushing, I just need to install it. I will also check for slop in the lower U-joint, and check the rotor-to-hub interface.
> Thanks for the suggestions.
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "daveswingle2" <swingle_dmc@> wrote:
> >
> > The obvious omission to me is the bushings at the end of the sway bar. But I'll bet replacing the steering bushing will do wonders. Also check the u-joints in the lower steering column for slop. I've seen that in some surprisingly low-mile cars. 
> > 
> > It's also possible that new rotors are not cut straight. Stranger things have happened. 
> > 
> > Dave S
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Richard" <racuti1@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm still getting a rythmic pulsation in the steering wheel/column when braking, especially when only braking moderately. It gets a little better when braking hard.
> > > 
> > > Please read the following carefully, so as not to recommend an action that I've already taken. I HAVE:
> > > 
> > > Brake calipers completely replaced
> > > Brake discs replaced
> > > Rubber brake lines replaced
> > > Brake master cylinder replaced
> > > Upper AND lower control arm bushings replaced
> > > Lower control arms boxed in
> > > Tie rod ends replaced about 5-6 years ago, but not a whole lot of miles on them.
> > > 
> > > I have NOT YET:
> > > 
> > > Replaced the steering column bushing (and it is gone)
> > > Replaced the steering rack
> > > 
> > > I'm at the point where I'm thinking this is a combination of the worn away column bushing and slop in the steering rack.
> > > 
> > > What say you?
> > >
> >


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