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Steering Troubles

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Southernlandy, Dec 19, 2016.

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  1. Southernlandy

    Southernlandy Active Member

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    I bought a recon 6 bolt steering box from Paddocks around this time last year. Over the course of the year the steering got progressively worse and it turned out the input shaft had rotational play before any output was seen on the drop arm.

    I contacted Paddocks who got me in touch with the company who supplied it and they offered me a warranty replacement. I fitted it a couple of weeks ago but I now have the dodgy handling and play in the steering once more. Should there be any play at all or is it another dodgy box?
     
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    neilly Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Is the adjustment screw on the top of the box correctly adjusted ?

    Have you checked the sloppiness is in the steering box?

    Cheers
     
  3. Southernlandy

    Southernlandy Active Member

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    I never adjusted the old one as I was told it would void any warranty, I'm reluctant to do it with the replacement but not sure whether the replacement box has a warranty or not.

    If the company won't replace it again then I will have a look at adjusting it. I successfully managed to adjust my original box which was working fine until the output seal went :(
     
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    neilly Well-Known Member Full Member

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    In that case, If they have marked it to stop adjustment, I would contact and ask them their advice.

    But until you have checked and verified if the slop is before , in or after the box you are guessing at the cause. It could be a mixture of all three accumulating in a lot of slop.

    Cheers
     
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