November 27, 2011, 12:02 pm
I was wondering if anyone could help me i have a focus 03 1.8 tdi with adjustable steering column when it is locked the column moves side to side has any1 had this problem that can help?
November 27, 2011, 12:07 pm
Hi and Welcome
Perhaps check Steering column upper mounting bolts are secure , you say side to sdie movement , when locked cen you move it up and down ?
November 27, 2011, 12:21 pm
side to side when locked in circles when unlocked bolts are all tight at the top of the column where it is bolted it is a weird setup with springs etc hooking round the bolts.
November 27, 2011, 12:29 pm
Sounds like the actual locking system is worn or come loose, i would imagine its some sort of pressure fit when locked shut , theres no mention of it in the Haynes manual.Sorry i have no idea what it could be.
November 27, 2011, 12:32 pm
does it mention anything about replacing 2 pins at the back of the column?
November 27, 2011, 12:37 pm
According to the Haynes manual if you remove the Steering column , it says you have to drill out 2 security bolts , but its not clear.
November 27, 2011, 12:41 pm
Excessive play in Steering:
1) Worn steering column universal joints
2)Worn steering track rod end balljoints
3)Worn steering gear
4)Worn steering or suspension joints, bushes or components
November 27, 2011, 8:52 pm
Hi, It could be the top steering column bush, had one go on a 1999 1.8 tdi, i could not fix it, had to change the column ..I got one from e-bay, it is easy to change. see this link
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