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Chunky Steering

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#1 Chip


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Posted 16 January 2004 - 10:58 AM

My steering has become kind of stiff. It'll turn smoothly for about 1/2 turn then it hits a stiff spot...if I keep turning the wheel in the same direction it'll hit another stiff spot. It does it in both directions.
If it wasn't -30°C right now I'd crawl underneath and take a look at it......any ideas ?

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Posted 16 January 2004 - 02:03 PM

Don't think I'd worry, especially at those temps: metal shrinks, things are tight and the oil is thick.

You might consider draining fluid and replacing with full synthetic dexron III ATF. Less stiction with this fluid may be a great benefit at these low temps.


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Posted 16 January 2004 - 02:07 PM

knock the ice out from under the fenders.

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 08:46 AM

It turns out it was the U-Joint on the steering column. A bit of WD-40 and everything's cool.

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