I got the Jag on the road the other day, after driving it for just a little while, I started noticing some up-down & side to side play in the steering column. Then I noticed small pieces of plastic falling on my leg. The more I drove, the worse it got. Obviously the bushings were coming apart. I ordered a new set and they came in today. After cleaning the oven for Donna, I went to my lair to install these bushings. I got the steering column out and bushings in. Not too big of a job. There is a tiny bit of play that now doesn’t appear to have anything to do with the bushings. It could be the outside U joint or some slack in the rack. It is very minor, but probably noticeable now because I replaced the bushings inside.
The bushings were crumbled to nothing.
Rebushed and ready to go back in.
|All better now.|
I’m knocking out the issues one by one.