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steering joint binding
Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:55 PM
I even used the leggy outback steering joint so I would assume everything would be fine..? It's been like this since I installed it. It makes the car less fun to drive as I have to strain to turn the car left. does this happen to anybody else? how do you fix it?
Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:31 AM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:01 PM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:11 AM
I'm certain the shaft is the right length because my body lift uses all legacy outback components so it should work just fine. GD - you're probably right, when I got it, it looked a little weathered. if its rusty is there any way I can salvage it or is it toasted?
I still have my preza steering joint. i'll take the outback one off, test it and if it is beyond saving i'll see if I can get my buddy to add some length to the preza one. you just have to increase the length of it to = the height of the front subframe lift spacer correcto?
Edited by wagonryan, 05 August 2012 - 01:15 AM.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:38 AM
The first one in the pic is from a '98 Forester and offers some flex, the second one is out of an EA82 Loyale and has a sliding section in the middle.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:38 PM
thinking back to when I installed the outback one, I noticed it had a little surface rust, but i remember playing with it and the joints moved in the direction they were supposed to. I don't know what the deal is.
would the EA82 joint work for my application if it was cut to size? I like the idea of it being able to flex a little to avoid binding. this is my first lift so I don't really know whats causing the problem and how to remedy it. thanks for all your input.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:41 PM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:53 PM
How did you do a lift with the stock joint? That is over extending it a bit.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:24 AM
Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:59 PM
You could be hitting your steering rack splined section at a certain point in your rotation.
whats the cure for that? you didn't happen to use the outback steering joint did you?
Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:48 AM
Try blocking up the front end of the car (wheels off the ground) and have a friend slowly turn the steering wheel lock to lock while you watch and feel for what is binding.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:48 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:31 PM
You can remove some material on the joint head and it will work with either you have tried.just find the wear mark and relieve it
Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:09 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:50 PM
as previously stated i just had to slide the joint down a little to prevent the splined dealy hitting it. works perfect now besides that it could use a little grease. its squeaky squeaky, but works like it should for the first time since I lifted it. STOKED
thanks for all your input guys
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