Lotus Elan

loose part inside steering rack boot

PostPost by: wolfchen » Sat May 30, 2020 9:45 pm

I was chasing down some play in the steering, found that adjuster on rack wasn't tight and securing it helped, however in checking over rack the passenger side boot has something loose inside it moving on the tie rod extension, ? looking at parts book doesn't seem to indicate a spacer or ? any ideas ? to remove rack isn't so simple is it
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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Sun May 31, 2020 1:33 am

Hi Wolfchen,
The lock limiting spacer on the passenger end of the rack is free floating. This spacer is fitted on the rack itself, before the tie rod joint. Shouldn’t be anything loose outboard of this joint. I am referring to the Elan, not sure about the +2.
The parts book mentions the stops, but does not show them.
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wolfchen wrote:I was chasing down some play in the steering, found that adjuster on rack wasn't tight and securing it helped, however in checking over rack the passenger side boot has something loose inside it moving on the tie rod extension, ? looking at parts book doesn't seem to indicate a spacer or ? any ideas ? to remove rack isn't so simple is it
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun May 31, 2020 1:36 am

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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun May 31, 2020 5:22 am

Also, as steering, or steering wheel position is 90% straight ahead. These indexes or gears get the most use. So no matter what, they will wear. And tightening of the mesh load only causes problems, long term.
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