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    HI

    I have play in the universal joint that connects the steering columm to the rack. I have tried a few searches and cannot seem to find much, mostly about the rack itself.

    How much is this part and how hard is it too replace. Anyone know any part numbers???

    I have changed the track rods, and am pretty sure it is the joint and not the rack.

    Thanks

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    Just thought I would post on this one, My findings in reference to the steering column UV joint.
    Apparently there is a bolt or 2 which can come slightly loose, and other members on here have had a lot of joy by nipping up the said bolt. The reason it came up today as my mechanic had told me my UV joint on steering was what was causing my steering to knock when static. I told him about reading on here, that it is possible for bolt to come loose.

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    Try nipping it up first

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    Definitely try the pinch bolt as they do work loose.

    If your rack does need replacing it's not too difficult, I changed mine a couple of weeks ago.

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    Thanks for the replies guys, I have been away so sorry for the delay in response, I do appreciate your help. I have already done the pinch bolts a couple of years ago (The one under the bonnet and under the dash), which did fix it, but now it is definitely the UJ itself. If you put you hand on the uj and get someone to rock the steering wheel back and forth you can feel the play. The top part moves more than the lower part!

    It just passed the MOT so not too bad, but definately can feel it so will leave it until it starts to get a bit warmer and tackle it then!

    Will try and source a lower column in the meantime. Any one got any ideas of where or a part number?

    Thanks

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    Just try tightening it again for time being you may find it improved it until later on for Warmer weather

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    Merry Christmas everyone

    Just come across this thread and i am asking the original question asked by Mucklestone... How easy is it to change the steering Universal Joint?
    mine has play in the joint on the engine bay side, it is obvious to the eye and before anyone suggests it... the pinch bolts are tight. I've looked for a How 2 but can't see one.

    I've found the part just need to know how to do it

    So any of you good people any tips on how to change it

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