I think I found where my steering slop is coming from...

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by 07GtS197, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. 07GtS197

    07GtS197 Well-Known Member

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    http://youtu.be/sxglasslCGo

    Has anyone seen this before? Even my old 98 v6 and 00 gt didnt have this and both have more miles than my 02. Plus the po of my 00 gt and I drove the piss out of that car lol.
     
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    Well! Never would have guessed! So whats the fix here? A welder?
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Solid shaft!
     
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    Nah, its telescoping so I wont be impaled in the event of a front end collision. For now Im just gonna try and use a pair of vice grips and close it a little bit. Haha if I could afford a solid shaft I would but my jerry rig fix should be good for now hopefully lol.
     
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    Maximum motorsports is calling you.
     
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    Man if I had that money at the moment Id get one in a heartbeat. Have you used one before?
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    No, but from what I hear, they make the driving experience sensational
     
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    Mine was probably 2x worse than yours.

    I did a bunch of research, weighed the options between a Terminator shaft, Borgsen, and MM. Pricing-wise the MM was the best deal. All of these are collapsible. It's pricey $280, but man the steering is phenomenal. I also have the poly rack bushings you can feel the road like no other mustang I've ever driven. My buddy with an 04 had to move my car once and even commented on my steering versus his 04.

    Oh, and don't do any ghetto vice grip fixes. You don't need the vice grips to shift and lock your steering up or something while you're driving. You can live with the play until you replace it. I did read that a couple of people tack welded their shaft in a couple of spots for this problem. In the event of an accident the 1 or 2 tack welds will break.
     
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    Ill probably have to bust out the credit card then lol. It was much worse before I swapped to poly steering rack bushings but this also contributes to it. The rag joint has some flex in it but the tires are responding to my steering imput, granted thats with putting a vice grip on the lower shaft and wiggling that way, so my rag joint isnt in that bad shape. So you guys think its a bad idea to close up the gap a little with vice grips?

    Edit: And richv, I wont be keeping the vice srips on the steering shaft, I would be pinching the lower shaft in a tad to get rid of the excess space so the lower and upper shafts are better fitted together.
     
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    simple fix. the shaft in my cobra was worse. Take the shaft out and use a chisel to tighten the pinches in the metal.
     
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    Do you think thatll be an ok fix for a few months? I tried to get a pair of vice grips around it to pinch it but damn is that thing tough
     
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    You have to take the shaft right out of the car.

    I did mine back in 2009... it's still in there.
     
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    Alrighty then, Ill try that in the next month or so, thanks
     
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    I used a chisel on the lower portion of mine years ago. Worked great.