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This is a discussion on Alignment issues within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I just had my car aligned today and it drives straight now, but there's still about 1"-1.5" of play in ...

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    I just had my car aligned today and it drives straight now, but there's still about 1"-1.5" of play in my steering wheel. I can rock the steering shaft back and forth by hand, so my question is, how do I get rid of the slop?

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    It only had this play in the wheel after it was aligned?? So it was fine before the alignment??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    It only had this play in the wheel after it was aligned?? So it was fine before the alignment??
    took my question,lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ws6er View Post
    but there's still about 1"-1.5" of play in my steering wheel.

    you guys didn't look hard enough at his statement.

    try tightening the two bolts that hold the steering shaft to the rack and up near where it goes into the firewall. second thing to do is turn the big adjusting nut on the rack to tighten it up. in this pic you'll see it on the right side shiny.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    you guys didn't look hard enough at his statement.

    try tightening the two bolts that hold the steering shaft to the rack and up near where it goes into the firewall. second thing to do is turn the big adjusting nut on the rack to tighten it up. in this pic you'll see it on the right side shiny.

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    Getting the steering shaft back on was a PIA but I'll give try moving it closer to the firewall and tightening that big nut on the rack.

    And what the HELL happened to your motor!!!!! Too much Nitrous, ey?

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    so, you replaced the rack? if so, then really check the bolt that holds the shaft to the rack. i thought i had mine tight enough at first. had hte slop and went back and tightened it more.


    no, that was lack of oil. here's the whole video
    http://www.centralfloridastreetcars..../caronfire.wmv

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    so, you replaced the rack? if so, then really check the bolt that holds the shaft to the rack. i thought i had mine tight enough at first. had hte slop and went back and tightened it more.


    no, that was lack of oil. here's the whole video
    http://www.centralfloridastreetcars..../caronfire.wmv
    rack is stock, I replace the motor over the winter and dropped it out the bottom so I had to re-attach the steering shaft

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    And damn, that was pretty crazy!!! I'm guessing the track officials were pretty pissed I'm guessing the wife isn't very happy you let her oil get so low!?

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    was full of oil up until hte rod went out the oil pan. dropped pressure.

    yeah, she wouldn't talk about it for three days

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    was full of oil up until hte rod went out the oil pan. dropped pressure.

    yeah, she wouldn't talk about it for three days
    That sucks! Were you driving or was she? Any plans for a rebuild?

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    me and that was back in jan 2006. went back to a stock motor. LS6 block. still have the vinci lid, k/n filter, 3.73 gears, bassani headers and tru-duals on it.

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