[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?

I wonder how many people remember the huge recall way back on all of those couplings?. On the older design when it failed you lost all control. The newer design captures itself so you can still turn the wheels even if the flexible materiel breaks. Bill is correct, most older cars with manual steering have something. Cars with power steering do not always. The flexible joint was also to accommodate for any slight angles in the design. The tires themselves are very compliant and absorb most of the road vibrations. Unless they are old and hard! On a good, smooth road the steering is just fine.
David Teitelbaum

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" <brobertson@...> wrote:
> The rubber rack mounts do absolutely nothing to isolate the wheels from the steering wheel -- there are uninterrupted hard couplings from the rims all the way to the steering wheel itself. Tires provide minimal cushioning, but that's it. 
> If flexible steering couplings were not advantageous, they would not be so widely used.
> I'm pretty sure even Steve's little Geo Metro has a flexible coupling in its column.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Martin Gutkowski" <martin@> wrote:
> >
> > Borgeson have joints with the same spline pattern as the delorean. It's a standard fitting.
> > 
> > The delorean does not need a flex coupling - when did you last read of an owner complaining about steering harshness? Remember the rack is soft mounted.
> > 
> > Martin


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