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Steering not working

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by stevemaxfield40, Oct 21, 2012.

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  1. stevemaxfield40

    stevemaxfield40 New Member

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    Hi folks
    Just pulled onto the drive - turned the steering and I got a crunch and then nothing. The steering wheel turns very freely but the wheels stay put.
    Im guessing its a UJ splines issue and will set to with the spanners tomorrow but does anybody think it could be the steering box?

    It least it went on the drive!!! how very considerate :)
    Ps its a 1999 disco 1 v8
     
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    robint Well-Known Member

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    introduce yourself first or you will called a few very bad names like w****r , f*****t, to name a few :D

    oh and i take it you have investigated in looking around the vehicle :rolleyes:
     
  3. stevemaxfield40

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    Sorry - just on it
    Folks hang on until I intro myself
    :eek:
     
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    If it was box it would more than likely just go stiff and be hard to turn. Your probly onto something to check the steering uj first.
     
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    unless drag link ball joint has seperated
     
  6. stevemaxfield40

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    Thanks Robin - yeah I did a brief look around
    The steering wheel just spins freely and I can see where the UJ disappears into the box - it sounded like splines stripped - Ive never taken one apart before so I dont really know what to expect.
    DOes the steering column come apart in sections?
     
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    Quick update - I took off the bottom UJ and the splines have stripped.
    Quick and easy fix I reckon
    Thanks all
    Steve
     
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