Wandering on a highway rutted by truck tires is typical for Alpines. It
should return to center on its own, though.
Sounds like the o-ring around the drop arm is kaput. It's much fun to replace
- NOT! You'd be better off to fill the box with lithium grease instead of
Did refilling the steering box with oil (however temporary it might have
lasted) affect the steering tightness? A long-dry box could do be
It could also be that a PO removed one too many adjustment shims from under
the steering box cover plate. (I'm not sure what you mean about adjustments
at the outer column)
Or its possible your ball joints are desperately in need of grease.
From: Bill Mounce <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Alpine Discussion Group <email@example.com>
Cc: 'Richard Fritz' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sat, Jul 16, 2011 12:46 pm
Subject: [Alpines] steering questions
I have a late 67 SV, and the steering is 'unusual'. I have had it on a
ift, and the steering seems quite tight; my mechanic agreed. When driving
nd going through a turn, it does not want to straighten out when my hands
ome off the wheel, I need to turn it back. It also wanders a bit on a
traight road, but I chalk that up to being an old Brit car.
Also, the steering box seems to be leaking through the rocker shaft bush.
t had run low on gear oil, I filled it, and the next morning had a handsome
uddle under the car. It didn't seem low on fluid, but the swing lever was
et, and it did not appear to come out of the filler cap.
The box I have has adjustments done at the outer column. I am hesitant to
ull the steering box, is that my only option? Is it a job for a (rank)
mateur? Are parts available? Anyone with experience, Help!
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