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Re: (ET) Removing the steering wheel
David C Robie wrote:
Have you tried resetting the mesh of the steering gear and sector gear?
Sounds as if there is too much fore and aft end play in the sector gear's
shaft - which of course would, after much use, 'round off' the teeth of
the small gear. To reset this, take the gears out of mesh by loosening
the collar under the steering wheel bushing, pull the wheel up. Then
deal with the sector's fore and aft play by inserting approprate shim
washers, moving the sector closer to the steering gear. Finish by pushing
the steering wheel down the collar up and tightening it. When done you
should have perhaps 3" of steering wheel movement before anything down by
the wheels moves. (this would mostly be play in the rods themselves not
Well, the sector gear has all the shims I can stuff before the cotter
pin. In other words it is flush against the block; there is nowhere for
it to go.
Right now with the block further back it seems to mesh more fully with
the pinion gear, but there is still some lash. Which is annoying; now I
will have to put it together and see if it still skips.