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#1 thebiglad

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 12:03 PM

Hi all, this week I've been mainly thinking about steering !! Disco '93 TDi200

I've got play in my steering box (steady there!!) and I'm wondering if there is any way I can adjust/shim it out.

I seem to remember that there is an adjustment screw on the 4-bolt steering box - anyone got any ideas/experience of this??

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 05:44 PM

Hi all, this week I've been mainly thinking about steering !! Disco '93 TDi200

I've got play in my steering box (steady there!!) and I'm wondering if there is any way I can adjust/shim it out.

I seem to remember that there is an adjustment screw on the 4-bolt steering box - anyone got any ideas/experience of this??

Cheers all

Dave


Yep

in the middle at the top there is a 19'ish mm and in the centre there is a flat head or a Allen key head in the middle of the nut.

crack the large nut then wind gently in the centre but a little at a time then re-tighten the nut and check for play.

and so on

If its too tight the steering will go lumpy.

when the steering wheel stops returning to centre on its own its too tight and needs slacking off.

I find its not a exact science.
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:32 PM

Check the joint just before the steering box, mine seems to come loose and my steering goes very landrovery loose

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 10:40 PM

Check the joint just before the steering box, mine seems to come loose and my steering goes very landrovery loose


Thanks to all, have adjusted the alan key locknut combo and the results are great. :D

Did it a bit too tight at first and got lumpy steering, but backed it off a bit and all feels fine now. Equally importantly, I now know how to play about with it if the adjustment needs any further refinement.

Thanks very much to all contributors,

Cheers

Dave
Blissfully happy in France
2002 Disco TD5 ES Premium auto - "Françoise"
'98 Disco Tdi 300 man 5 door - "Dora"
'98 Disco TDi 300 man 3 door - "Rudy"
'98 Disco Tdi 300 auto - "Daisy3" - now sold and gone :(
'93 Disco Tdi 200 man - now sold and gone :(
2005 Suzuki Bandit 1200




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