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perf-list-digest Friday, August 13 1999 Volume 02 : Number 203



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FTE Perf - Wobbly steering wheel again...
RE: FTE Perf - Wobbly steering wheel again...

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Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 18:15:04 EDT
From: ACMERCG AOL.COM
Subject: FTE Perf - Wobbly steering wheel again...

It's happened again... I rebuilt the steering column last summer,
replacing nearly all the moving parts on the shaft. After some mild trail
running last weekend, it seems that the bearings have gone again. I already
ordered the parts I need since I still have the recipt from last year. Is
there anything that I can do about this? How do you get a manufacturer to
have a recall? NTSB? This is really a saftey issue because if turned the
wrong way the steering wheel will lock up and bind, causing possible loss of
control, unless some serious force is applied. Who else had this happened
to? I know there were a couple of guys, maybe 4 or 5 who contacted me last
year about this. I'd like to know what my options are because It is really a
pain in the ass to take apart those tilt columns.

Joe
Lost in Jersey
92 F-150 Nite 4x4
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Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 20:56:28 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Wobbly steering wheel again...

> It's happened again... I rebuilt the steering column last summer,
> replacing nearly all the moving parts on the shaft. After some
> Is
> there anything that I can do about this? How do you get a
> manufacturer to
> have a recall? NTSB?

Just out of curiosity, what all have you done to the truck ??? I'm guessing
this isn't really a common problem unless it occurs when you were
off-roading in which case its not really a "highway" issue ... it does seem
odd that you would have this problem twice in a year, what about install
procedures ? Everything torqued down exactly right the first time ? One
thing that can cause this is a shifted cab, or weak cab mounts, if yours are
sagging there will be pressure on the steering column and the bearings will
have quite a load on them ... something to check anyway ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 4.6L
73ish F100 4x4 6.4L
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