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#1 uncoolperson

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 07:19 PM

so apparently rocks are bad for steering...

when i first got the car (79 brat) two problems were left unsolved (because we were lazy?)... a break pedal that like to stick down (play dead?) and the steering shaft (i think that's what it's called) is rubbing against the halfshaft.

well the steering finaly went in a hail of bearings from the hub (again not sure on terminology) and everything else on the drivers side, halfshaft gone and other maddness.

replaced the steering assembly, halfshaft, hub, and such.... still the shaft is being too friendly with the halfshaft (this dance needs some chaperones) and really close, probably rubbing while driving.

my brother (mudisfun) has thrown out the idea that perhaps the big metal crossbar that holds everything is all bent from smacking too many rocks (or curbs in the life before me).

a fellow board memeber sugested lifting the rig and setting it down on something to bend it back, or to pull the cross bar and replace/bend it back.

my idea was slightly easier, two small wedges of sorts mounted between the flat parts of the steering assembly and the crossbar to give it the right twist.


any ideas.... should it (the steering shaft) really be about 0.5 cm away from the halfshaft.

again sorry about the hugely bad grammer/terminology and in general being dumb. also the long post

anyone have a picture of how close the stearing shaft and half shaft should be?

#2 Zefy

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 03:52 AM

if what your talking about is the tie-rod (thats the arm that moves back and forth to turn the hub which in turn turns the car) and the halfshaft is the axle/CV joint/ thing that makes car move... then no they shouldn't be that close to each other...

i have a pic but you can't really tell the distance between the 2... i'll take a pic tomorrow but just so we are all on the same page its these parts your talking about right???

the "shaft" is the one in front and hidden behind it is the "halfshaft"... don't worry your grammer is fine... we're not trying to write a novel here... :drunk:

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take a pic if you can... so we can all see what the h*ll you have done to your poor car...:rolleyes:

#3 RenaissanceMan

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 02:19 AM

On mine the two are pretty close, I would check the motor mounts and rear tranny mounts. If the powertrain is out of position it will be rubbing that column shaft/flange/steering dampener

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so apparently rocks are bad for steering...

when i first got the car (79 brat) two problems were left unsolved (because we were lazy?)... a break pedal that like to stick down (play dead?) and the steering shaft (i think that's what it's called) is rubbing against the halfshaft.

well the steering finaly went in a hail of bearings from the hub (again not sure on terminology) and everything else on the drivers side, halfshaft gone and other maddness.

replaced the steering assembly, halfshaft, hub, and such.... still the shaft is being too friendly with the halfshaft (this dance needs some chaperones) and really close, probably rubbing while driving.

my brother (mudisfun) has thrown out the idea that perhaps the big metal crossbar that holds everything is all bent from smacking too many rocks (or curbs in the life before me).

a fellow board memeber sugested lifting the rig and setting it down on something to bend it back, or to pull the cross bar and replace/bend it back.

my idea was slightly easier, two small wedges of sorts mounted between the flat parts of the steering assembly and the crossbar to give it the right twist.


any ideas.... should it (the steering shaft) really be about 0.5 cm away from the halfshaft.

again sorry about the hugely bad grammer/terminology and in general being dumb. also the long post

anyone have a picture of how close the stearing shaft and half shaft should be?






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