RE: [DMCForum] Steering rack adventures
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RE: [DMCForum] Steering rack adventures

On Sat, 31 Jan 2004, timnagin wrote:

> Just curious, but did the front wheels and or steering wheel ever move from
> the time they were disconnected from the old rack and connected to the new
> one?

Yeah, quite a bit, but I don't see how the design of the mechanism could
allow for this to make any difference at all.  The universal joint can
connect to the rack in only one orientation, so there exists a finite
number of possible rack-column connection arrangements, and none of them
is anywhere close to being right with this new rack.

> Granted I have not done this yet on my car, but on another car of mine
> movement did cause what you are referring to and what Andrei mentioned about
> lock to lock.

Lock to lock is no problem.  The wheels turn fully in each direction, just
with the steering wheel about 2pi/3 radians off.


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