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Old 11-14-2003, 03:40 PM
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Loose Steering Column

Hi All,

I have some play in my steering column. I was wondering if there are bushings in there that need replacing? I took the steering wheel off but I could not see anything. I noticed the column is not a one piece affair like spiders, But a funky two piece steering shaft.

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Old 11-15-2003, 01:33 PM
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Lanciahf,

Are you talking about a Lancia?, because the 105 series Alfa (well atleast my car) has a sold non-collapsable shaft that goes directly from the steering wheel to the steering box.

I guess there are bushes or bearings in there ... have not looked yet.

I know that the Alfa Sud has a collapsable steering column with plastic bushes in the appropriate places ...

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Old 11-15-2003, 06:44 PM
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Sorry I was not clear enough. Lancias were my first Joy.

My request for help is for a 1974 Alfa GTV 105/115 series.

The steering column on my car slips on a shaft sticking out of the steering box. Its held on there by a 6 mm bolt. Then in the middle of the shaft there is this huge bolt holding the two shafts together.

As far as I can tell I do not see any bushings.

And you are right about the solid shafts on spiders. I've had two and they were both solid. No sure why Alfa used this contraption on the GTVs?

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Old 11-21-2003, 05:22 PM
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Hi Again.

I traced my loose steering column to the shaft coming out of the steering box. I can wiggle the shaft back and forth. Anyone know if this "play" is adjustable?

If it is not possible to adjust the play. Can I replace the GTV Steering Box with one from a spider? Has anyone done this?

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Ralph
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