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ok so after pulling my tranny and putting in a new slave cylinder I have come to a problem and need help fixing it.<p>It looks as if the steering column is binding or fallen out of where it should be. There is no slack or give on the upper steering shaft(the one that comes out of the steering wheel) I dont really know where to go from here and have never seen anything like this before? I am about to rip out the steering wheel and see what I can do from that angle but just wanted to know if anyone else has had this happen at all? I posted pictures to show you what mine looks like and if anyone could help out with a stock picture so I can imagine how it looks that would be great too!<p>-Colin<p><IMG SRC="http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt166/racecarcolin/P3250077.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt166/racecarcolin/P3250080.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt166/racecarcolin/P3250082.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>hope those pictures help! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I would make sure the sleave where the rack and the column attach is the whole way down. <p>That would be my frist though right away since if that wasnt the whole way down that would push the column up more in then car area.
 

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Dont know dont have a S60R .... yet <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>.... If I understand what you pulled apart that spline deal should be farther in the black coupler . <p>but not 100% since the pics are kind off <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Chilled Man at 4:33 PM 3-25-2009</i>
 

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I know on the S/V70 the spine is in the engine bay and you have the either spread it apart a good bit or basiclly beat the hell out of it to get it on . <p>
 

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Re: need opinions on steerin column. (racecarcolin)

Colin<br>I had this happen to me when I did mine too. I had to unbolt the column and pull out the splined shaft. It bent when I was reinstalling the subframe. I was able to straighten it out (it's aluminum) and get it back in. You need to be careful since the piece it fits into is nylon (I believe) and damages easy. It's not a fun job and added another day my repair.<p>J. Clear
 

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So that peice there comes directly from the steering rack itslef into the car then ? <p>
 

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I can't see the pics here (blocked) but there is a splined shaft that goes up into the steering column. The splines allow the tilt/telescoping wheel function. It might also allow it to colapse upon impact. <p>J. Clear
 

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yeah that shaft goes into that black collar but it seems like its cocked in at an angle and shouldnt be like that. how did you unbend it JJ?<p>-Colin
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>racecarcolin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yeah that shaft goes into that black collar but it seems like its cocked in at an angle and shouldnt be like that. how did you unbend it JJ?<p>-Colin</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Throw her in a vice and get a breaking bar <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Colin<br>I used a hyd. press and an indicator. If your's is bent that bad you're probably going to have problems with the nylon insert in the column.<br>Sorry I can't offer more help. I know what you're going through. <p>J. Clear
 

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I have no clue how it got that bent though? I thought I was doing a good job putting everything back together correctly too!!<p>So I should just tear apart the steering wheel and check the nylon insert and the upper shaft?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>racecarcolin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have no clue how it got that bent though? I thought I was doing a good job putting everything back together correctly too!!<p>So I should just tear apart the steering wheel and check the nylon insert and the upper shaft?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, I wouldn't mess with the column. Remember there is an air bag in there that could get messed up. Try and keep the steering wheel from turning while you're working on it. It should be locked when you take it out, but when you go to reinstall it try not to turn it. Something about a clockspring??? I don't remember. <br>After straightening the shaft to get the splined shaft to go back into the nylon insert I needed to file it a slight bit until it fit and slid back & forth. This took a while. When the subframe drops the steering rack needs to be supported. If not, the shaft drops down. You don't notice it when you're jacking up the subframe to reinstall. At least that's how I bent mine.<p>J. Clear <p>
 
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