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PLAY IN STEERING
Mar 16th, 2011 at 12:19pm
 
On the shaft -
As you know I have taken apart over 200 944's -
And of that I don't ever remember seeing a GOOD used shaft
Because of where they're located the joints just get crap all over them and the seals for the u joints fail
Its really easy to check
HAVE SOMEONE SIT IN THE CAR
AND GENTLY TURN THE STEERING WHEEL FROM SIDE TO SIDE AS YOU WATCH THE SHAFT
Look for play - and also  " feel " for play
As far as the ball joints , another easy thing to check on your own
Put the front end in the air
And hold the road wheel at 6 and 12  o'clock
If you can rock it back and forth  -  and maybe hear a clunk -  most likely ball joints
Next
Hold the road wheel at 3 and  9 o'clock -  if you can rock the wheel from side to side then its most likely the tie rods
You can also visually inspect them
Look for broken or missing protective boots  -  both on the ball joints and the joints for the tie rod ends at the wheel -
One more thing
And don't forget to  check the wheel bearings for play -  if you can feel play in either of the above procedures then it might be the wheel bearings as well - so you have a few things to look for .
The shafts for power and non power steering are different -
As is left and right hand drive
shaft is shown here as # 15
need to know
power yes or no
and the year of the car
and left or right hand drive

http://www.944online.com/cgi-bin/ASI_Store.cgi?Product+diakey_1109607763+9442+fr...

early ball joints here # 4

http://www.944online.com/cgi-bin/ASI_Store.cgi?Product+diakey_1183753937+9441+st...

early wheel bearings here

http://www.944online.com/cgi-bin/ASI_Store.cgi?Product+diakey_1183754064+9441+st...

85/2 ball joint kits here

http://www.944online.com/cgi-bin/ASI_Store.cgi?Product+skukey_1236272227

and late wheel bearing kits here
http://www.944online.com/cgi-bin/ASI_Store.cgi?Product+diakey_1184170167+9442+fr...

hope this helps






  

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