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HELP: got some serious freeplay with my steering..

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i've looked through the Haynes manual & it doesnt tell you how or where.

i really dunno how to tighten it up...can you guys help me..with pics would be great!


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Bmw '02 Restoration Guide

by Mike MacCartney

IBSN: 1855204517

He discusses how to adjust the steering and specifically mentions the Haynes Guide NOT mentioning steering adjustment. Book is a good complement to the Haynes manual.

My '76 02 (just purchased) had terrible freeplay in the steering which was corrected partially by replacing the entire tie rod assembly.. which was totally shot and creaked and groaned like a wooden ship. There is still some play in the steering which hopefully can be corrected by the adjustment on the steering box.. having the alignment correct won't hurt as well.


see below from another post.. search on "steering and adjustment and screw":


Date: June 07, 2002 at 16:39:19

From: RobS., [66-81-157-133-modem.o1.com]

Subject: the looseness is adustable....

with the steering box CENTERED, you can loosen the little jam nut and then tighten the adjustment screw on top of the box. Be aware that the box MUST be centered because as you move off center, they naturally have additional play in them, and if you tighten it when its in this position, then suddenly you might find it getting very tight in one steering direction or the other... Also, if its too tight in general, the gear will wear out very rapidly.


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