JST Posted August 24, 2005 Share Posted August 24, 2005 the steering has been getting gradually worse on my 200tdi, 4 bolt box. turning left is not as bad, but turning right seems produces two points of high resistance. the pas res. has been leaking which to me suggests pump etc is working hard to overcome the resistance and excess fluid is coming out of the top due to the greater than expected resistance. jacking it up and removing the wheels i cant turn the wheels from lock to lock (but i am only little!) remove the front drag link(?) and wheels turn fine lock to lock by hand, with the expected resistance suggesting the preload is fine. pushing or pulling on the drag link (or which ever one it is) difficult. damper has been changed - no difference. i have checked the UJs on the column and they 'seem' fine, that is they seem to rotate no problem, but i havent disconnected them totally to check. which leaves the box. anyway to test it? can you loosen it off? whats that big nut on the top do? my intial thoughts were the steering column UJs as the stiffness seems to be in the same place per steering wheel revolution when turning right. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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