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.