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Jon Schmid
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Loose steering wheel

#1 Post by Jon Schmid » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:24 pm

Hi, I have a loose steering wheel issue on my 1960 Roadster. It's not back and forth--I just replaced the steering coupler last year. It's up and down and sideways. I know there is a bushing/bearing that appears to be shot. My question is, could the upper steering shaft bearing ($300.00+ at Stoddard) or the steering shaft bearing support ring ($25.00) be the issue? Or both? Thanks in advance for any help--

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Re: Loose steering wheel

#2 Post by Doug McDonnell » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:47 pm

John the culprit is usually NOT the bearing. Doesn't mean it can't be the culprit in your case though. See this link: http://forum.porsche356registry.org/vie ... eel+wobble
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Re: Loose steering wheel

#3 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:58 pm

Doug is correct. I'd check the clearances as mentioned in the thread.

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Re: Loose steering wheel

#4 Post by Doug McDonnell » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:03 pm

And split ring is often installed incorrectly.
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Re: Loose steering wheel

#5 Post by Jon Schmid » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:40 pm

Thank you very much for this input. It is very helpful and greatly appreciated!!

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Re: Loose steering wheel

#6 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:40 pm

Keep us posted, Jon.

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