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  1. Finely got round to fitting a shiny new steering wheel today, and I am puzzled "not for the first time" Old wheel off, new wheel on but an awful grating noise when I turn the wheel, the new boss grinds against the old steering wheel cowling, fiddled for ages trying to make it stop with a selection of washers to no effect. I was about to give up and refit the old wheel when for some reason I pulled on the wheel and hey presto the grating stopped. Further fiddling showed that the steering column moved "in and out" by about 5mm. Is that right? I have checked all the splines right down to the rack and they are all good and tight so I have to assume the movement is from within the rack it's self. As an aside the horn push arrangement on the new wheel seems a bit feeble compared with Mr Lucas's original, has anybody else had this problem? Thanks all David
  2. After driving into a fence post my steering wheel moved through 90 degrees ( edit should read 180 degrees) but still worked well. Now that we have the wheels off the damage can be assessed. The black tube housing for the column has moved 1/2" away from the black steering box housing. Therefore the peg in the rocker shaft is now operating higher up the scroll. Option 1 Take off the steering wheel and press the tube back into place, and carry on. Option 2 Remove and dismantle the whole column/housing and renew everything. For one hit on the track rod ends to cause so much movement there may have been wear inside . Any way it has never been overhauled since new and if the scroll has moved it may not go push back in correctly with bearings etc which need to be lined up. Is there a specialist out there who can be recommended to overhaul my unit. Thanks for any advice. Richard & B
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