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What is this and what does it do?

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Nerocuba, Nov 16, 2019.

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  1. Nerocuba

    Nerocuba Active Member

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    Yeah it most probably isn't as bad as I make out and I'm. Sure there are people on here with worse problems lol. It's getting there.
     
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    To be honest, I haven't even looked yet but will have a look this week, they seem very different so I should be able to tell which one I need. I wonder if they still do the older ones. Thanks again for the advice.
     
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    I don’t know if they do them as a fully assembled unit. But the part number I gave you are both still available. But unless there is anything wrong with the shaft I would just replace the two uj’s if that is what the issue is. No point wasting money for the sake of it. The shaft is not a wear item unless you have a front impact and the joint then pops to prevent the steering column going through your chest!
     
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    Cheers Dag, I will have a little look and see which one I have and then buy the UJs. Thanks again Mate, really appreciate all the advice.
     
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    Just get the U/Js, they are easy to swap, once the bolts are out there is enough movement to slide them along the splines so they can be removed.
    You do not need to unbolt the upper column.
     
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    Cheers RR, I will have a good go at it and let you know how I get on. Thanks again
     
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    Hey Rougharse, just thought I'd let you know that I replaced the steering UJs and it is like a new truck, thanks again for the advice. Also, it wasn't the track rod making all that noise against the bracket, it was the exhaust knocking and it's all sorted now.... Back in love with it lol
    Thanks again.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your help, I replaced the steering UJs and it drives brilliantly now. Also, it wasn't the track rod that was rattling against the bracket, it was the exhaust banging against the chassis and that's all sorted now too.
    Thanks again for the advice and help.
     
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    I bought a Defender, not a Toyota, purely because it can be fixed, maintained and generally messed about with using standard Home Workshop tools. This, as I've subsequently discovered, is the reason why they're so popular and other Defender drivers wave at me when we pass - they have skinned knuckles as well!
     
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