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Loose housing

Question : MY 2006 manual Waja Campro appears to have a loose steering housing.

I have been to two workshops.

One said that I have a loose steering housing that is compromising my steering position and tyres when cornering.

Is this true since I have only had the Waja for two years? Do I have to jack up the engine to change it?

The second workshop said the steering was a bit heavy when cornering and that the engine need not be taken out to change it.

Answer : Most steering racks are rubber mounted to the vehicle body and over time, the rubber may deteriorate, resulting in the whole rack assembly moving around, causing noise and at times strange steering movements.

The solution is to replace the mountings but the local mechanics seem to have a quick fix by adding pieces of inner tube to take up the slack.

I would spend the extra money and replace with new mountings.

By the way, these rubber mountings get destroyed by mineral oils. Check if any oil is getting on them.

 
   
 

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