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 Post subject: Loose steering wheel
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:24 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Loose steering wheel
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:47 pm 
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John the culprit is usually NOT the bearing. Doesn't mean it can't be the culprit in your case though. See this link: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6572&hilit=steering+wheel+wobble

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:58 pm 
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Doug is correct. I'd check the clearances as mentioned in the thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Loose steering wheel
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:03 pm 
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And split ring is often installed incorrectly.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:40 pm 
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Thank you very much for this input. It is very helpful and greatly appreciated!!


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 Post subject: Re: Loose steering wheel
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:40 pm 
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Keep us posted, Jon.

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