[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?

Actually flexible steering couplings can only be used where the column is totally straight. They are designed to absorb vibrations, not to change column angles. Even Borgeson specifies a totally straight plane on its generic couplings page.

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
> 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


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