STEERING WHEEL COLLUM

Submitted: Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 15:15
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I have a 92 Pajero and the steering wheel is loose. I have pulled the plastic cover off the collum and can't work out what the problem is. If some one could give some idea on what the fault may be it would be most appreciated, and some tips on getting better fuel economy would be great to...Thanks for reading....Peter.
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Reply By: Footloose - Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 15:25

Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 15:25
Peter, are you sure that it's the wheel ? If so then it's usually held on by a nut. This may need tightening ?
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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 18:04

Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 18:04
Check for worn bearing on steering shaft. If you can move it up and down then its a fair bet. If it goes in and out then centre bolt is a possibility. Go see someone who knows rather than stuff around with it IMHO. Cheers
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Reply By: Jarse - Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 18:56

Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 18:56
Peter,
some steering columns are secured under the dash via a bracket incorporated into the steering lock/ignition switch assembly.

Usually these are held in place by security bolts which shear the heads off when tightened during fitting.

Take a look there. Although I don't know if it's a problem inherent to your vehicle, it has happened in a couple of other vehicles I know of.
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 19:46

Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 19:46
It is your steering Pete64.

This is NOT something for backyard 'trial and error' internet diagnostics (just like brakes).

No offence, but in all honesty if you need to ask........well......just do the right thing and take your vehicle to a qualified mechanic immediately and get it sorted out properly.
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Reply By: Plugger - Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 21:23

Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 21:23
Peter

I had a 93 Pajero and the same thing happened to the steering. A bolt had vibrated loose on the column when we went down the Gunbarrell Highway and other such tracks. Not being a mechanic cannot tell you exactly where or how but as others have advised get it checked by a mechanic immediately. Apparently there are two bolts. On ours the second one was about to let go. I am glad that did not happen at any speed let alone 100kmh.

Happy New Year Gary

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