Steering is heavy and doesnt recentre

Thread in 'Technical Questions' started by djdobson, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. djdobson

    djdobson Member

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    Basically I had this problem when I took my s13 off the road last year. I have replaced lower arms, ball joints, caster arms, have tein track rod arms and ends and have replace the fluid in the rack.
    Now the only thing I can think is that the rack is the cause but I would like some second opinions as I really cant be bothered to rip the rack out if its not that
     
  2. kam

    kam I've touched Chris Parry

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    Bent rack
     
  3. djdobson

    djdobson Member

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    Wonderful :( are they much hassle to swap out?
     
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    kam I've touched Chris Parry

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    Easy to check first, just whip the track rod off and have someone wind it in/out.
     
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    Ok thats cool and what just visually check to see if its bent?
     
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    Steering UJ's could be getting tired. All dry and stiff
     
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    Seized UJ from the column
     
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    This may sound stupid but when I fitted my aftermarket boss and steering wheel I had the same issue as I needed to cut the indicator cancel ring down. Wasn't sure if you had fitted one while it was off the road.
     
  9. reeperR32

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    Have you had it aligned since the change?

    How wide are your lower arms?

    Wheel specs?

    Spacers?

    Tyres??
     

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