Lower steering shaft Coupler clamp ?? tight but loose
So after this weekend i notice some clacking noise from my steering and felt some sloppiness in the wheel ...
Turns out it's the coupler sleeve that mates the gearbox input shaft to the steering column itself is loose . The bolt on the clamp looks tight - in fact the clamp looks about as compressed as it's going to get. Yet, I can reach my hand in there and slide it up and down and even wiggle it around in circles a bit. This should be solid if the clamp actually worked. It shouldnt have ANY movement in /out .
So everytime i hit a bump or washboard fsr the lower shaft is flopping in /out of the box...
anyone had experience with this ?? is it just not sitting below the splines enough for the coupler to clamp the lip below...or do these couplers just wear out and seem tight but stretched out?
Last edited by Lieutenant Johnson : 09-23-2014 at 11:02 AM.