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Evo533

Steering column issue!!! Help

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My car was in a crash and I’ve put it back together .... (front drivers side corner) 

went for the mot and it fail on play in the steering column .. 

 

are these collapsable ? And easier to change ? 
 

Thanks 🙏 

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i don't know the answer, but these have the electric power steering built into the steering column under the dashboard which might complicate matters

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Did you ask the MOTer just where the play is exactly located ? Could be that the steering rack is damaged ?

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They sounded like they didn’t know to be honest they mention that as it was crash damaged that there could be a type of crumble zone in them ... 

there’s one on eBay for £25 ... are they easy to change ? 
 

and thanks for replying guys ... 🙏 

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There is a crumple zone.   They are designed to collapse in a crash to save injury to the driver.

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Do I need to remove the dash to change it ?

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3 hours ago, Evo533 said:

Do I need to remove the dash to change it ?

Shouldn't think so but remember to disconnect the battery well before you start any work, last thing you want to happen is bashing the steering column and the airbag deploys.

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Yeah 🙂 I’m on that already I’ve striped that out to have a closer look. 
but not sure where it’s bolted to ? Or weather I need to remove the knee airbag also .. I was hoping someone had done this before 🙂 

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