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Seized steering column

Lots of chatter about seized lower steering column UJ on here. So we thought it might be helpful to demonstrate what we do to free them up instead of replacing the column for a couple of hundred quid.



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We recommend Kent Rusty Penetrating fluid.

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Joe

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Thanks chaps, cracking video. Just replaced with new on mine. Don't suppose you have any tips on removal/replacement.

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Remove the tray cover by the brake fluid bottle. Take off the side panel and base section nearest the engine (3x 13mm nuts). You should now be able to see the top of the column. Turn the column so the bolt points upwards for easy access. It will either have a 10mm bolt or E10 torx. Undo the bolt and slide the column downwards, off the upper column.

As a precaution, you can use a bungee strap to hold the steering wheel to avoid accidentally turning the wheel and damaging the clock spring.

Now either jack up the front of the car or up on a ramp.

Remove the metal engine under tray to gain access to the lower part of the column. You'll see a bolt the same as the top one just under the UJ. Undo this bolt and now you can slide the column up and off the rack. A little wiggle and out comes the column. You don't need to mark the column as you can't get it wrong when you reinstall it.

Now follow the freeing procedure and then refit the column. Using new bolts, tighten to 25Nm .

Joe

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Thanks Joe, i could see the bolt at the bottom but not at the top as it was hidden under they tray.

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