steering wheel play

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by hookups333, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. hookups333

    hookups333 New Member

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    My steering has about an inch of back and forth play. Im pretty sure its on the joint of the shaft that goes into the powersteering pump. Has anyone else had this prob. and how do u fix it?
     
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    rgs Well-Known Member

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    i had the same problem on my old 95 v6 i had. but i traded that car in on my current stang before i got around to figuring out how to fix it
     
  3. 94CobraR

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    Not where it goes into the pump. The shaft goes into the rack. The problem is the knuckle of the steering shaft itself. It wears out. You can get a new one from Ford, go to a junk yard and try to find one, or get a flamming river shaft.
     
  4. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    flaming river is manual isnt it?
     
  5. 94CobraR

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    They make a power steering and manual steering version...pretty expensive, but worth it.
     
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    Matt94GT Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    nice whats so special about the power version? I love manual but for parking and stuff its a PITA.
     
  7. 94CobraR

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    They use U-Joints without any rubber insulation. Maybe a little NVH, but not really much more than stock and it's a great feel while "spirited" driving.
     
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    Matt94GT Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    ahh good to know how much do they cost in the $400 range?
     
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    I think that's about right. $350-400