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 Posted: 09-30-2010 04:44 am
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Jensen Healey

Joined: 03-11-2005
Location: San Anselmo, California USA
Posts: 983
I've been trying to correct the dead spot in the steering. There's about 1/4" of play in the wheel which means a loss of feeling. I would say the car has good roadholding but ponderous handling, especially in a straight line.

I thought it was the steering rack and fiddled around with the bearing preload by inserting a .003 shim. That made the steering feel somewhat heavier and did nothing for the play.

The bushing in the firewall has already been replaced so I started looking at the knuckles. Upon closer inspection it seems the lower steering shaft knuckle is the source of the movement. It seems to flex a bit before turning.

I guess I'll call Delta tomorrow.