[DML] Re: I found a new rattle noise - Steering column U joint?
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[DML] Re: I found a new rattle noise - Steering column U joint?

If you hear a rattling you probably also have play in the joint (or joints). Make sure the bolts are all tight, it could be the joint is just loose on the shaft. To remove the joints you must remove the bolts. Make sure the steering bushing in the firewall is not worn out and that is the rattling you hear. The rack won't make noise so much as it will have looseness (play) and that is why you rebuild it.
David Teitelbaum

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@...> wrote:
> I thought all of my rattles were gone but it looks like I found
> another one.  It appears one of the shift column U joints is making a
> rattling noise.  The good news it Martin sells the whole linkage and
> it isn't too expensive.
> I'm wondering if it might be wise to remove and inspect the steering
> rack for noises as well.  Martin sells a nice rebuild kit however I
> will need to inspect the steering rack for pitting before I spend the
> money on one of his kits.
> The driver side steering rack bushing seems to have a small crack in
> it as well.  I'm not sure if this is making a rattling noise but it
> might be causing noise too.  If I do rebuild the steering rack I will
> probably replace both bushings just because I will already be in
> there.
> Here is a video of the rattle.  Any suggestions or do I seem to be
> correct about the U joint making noise?
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mWuJbOCfs0&list=UUEzDFwV2UrRxYy_6lXifgMA&index=1&feature=plcp
> -- 
> Steve Rice
> #16510


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