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Steering Shaft Fire wall Bushing/ Gusset/ Seal???? WTF Just a ??

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by IgnorantlyAlberta, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Jan 12, 2013 at 9:39 PM
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    IgnorantlyAlberta

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    So I was doing some work to my steering shaft and had to smack the link around a little bit to get it apart. Upon reinstallation I noticed a clinking sound when I pulled back and forth on the wheel.
    I am not worried about it really but in my quest to learn my truck through and through Id like a little more information.
    I have narrowed it down to where the steering shaft from the wheel goes through the fire wall. The shaft has a wabble which then clinks against the fire wall (almost positive this is it).
    I am just curious as to what the seal for this is. Just a rubber gusset? or Seal? Is there a bearing or washers in there somewhere? Could I have loosened this up while ringing away at the link?

    Here is a painful picture as a reference (actually I had fun making it so f^k you if you dont like it)
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  2. Jan 12, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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    its just a rubber grommet thing...mine fell out just slid down the shaft.....it wont stay in haha
     
  3. Jan 12, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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    heres pix of mine

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  4. Jan 12, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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    Yep thats the one. Any one elses clink?
     
  5. Jan 12, 2013 at 9:54 PM
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    mine did but turned out to be loose spindle bolts....i think on hard hit the shaft hits the firewall....makes a super loud bang, almost like the shaft snapped.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    It seems too free in there. Oh well, we'll see if it tries to fall apart on me. haha
     
  7. Jan 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM
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    have you done the zip tie mod? it tightened my steering some
     
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    Lets hear it>
     
  9. Jan 12, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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    I am not having any weird clinking clanking or rattles but upon opening my hood today I found this, rubber grommet seems to have torn and popped out sliding down the shaft.


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