Steering drift

Submitted: Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:25
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Jackaroo 99 with 80 000 km, steering starting to be less direct, more play.
Any experience please ?
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Reply By: Savvas - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 14:26

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 14:26
A bit more detail would be nice.

Is the steering wheel loose if you pull it side to side when stopped? What condition are your front tyres? Have you had a wheel alignment done recently?

I have a Jackaroo, late 99 with 79950kms, no steering problems at this point. Front tyres are BFG A/T's about 30% worn after 25000kms, run at 38 psi cold. Wheel alignments done religiously every 10000kms.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Monday, May 31, 2004 at 14:57

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 14:57
Gday , get a good wheel align first and see how that goes, i have found that the jacks have a vibration damper in the steering column about half way down in the engine bay, this wears over time and gets a bit of play in it contributing to the loose feel, i am looking at different ways to fix this but haven't come to a final decision yet, may involve installing shims or hard plating the worn surfaces etc..

I will let all know when i find the long term fix, cheers Brad.
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Reply By: The Banjo - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 16:29

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 16:29
I have the same vehicle with the same k's on the clock - steering is fine BUT Bradley reminds me that the dealer did replace a steering gizmo (about half way down in the engine bay) at one service (during warranty). They said it was buggered - I guess it was a recall - with me noticing nothing prior, can't imagine them volunteering to do it. Maybe yours was missed. Was a tubular type thingy, with a flange of two on it - seemed to be the holder of a rod of some sort - sounds a bit like a damper - you might be able to get a screwdriver in there and flex it a bit, to test it.
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Follow Up By: PAULL - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 09:13

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 09:13
Thanks for the tips , I'll have a look.
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