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Steering column sleeve

Hello everyone,
I seem to have a bit of the giggly wiggles in the steering column. Pelican offers a Quick fix sleeve for the repair. Have any of you who have experienced this problem ever used this for a fix.

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Tom
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I had the same problem. When I took out my tachometer, I found one of the sheer bolts loose. Those things are weird. You cannot tighten them. They have rounded heads. I replaced it with a regular hex bolt and now it is tight as a drum. Probably not the safest fix but I needed it done quickly as I did not like it loose.
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Hello everyone,
I seem to have a bit of the giggly wiggles in the steering column. Pelican offers a Quick fix sleeve for the repair. Have any of you who have experienced this problem ever used this for a fix.

Thanks
Tom
I've used the sleeve and so have many others. However, John Walker showed in another post what can happen if you don't use some lube on both sides of the sleeve. It will start to wear the steering column. I consider it a fix until you have an opportunity to pull the steering column. When you do pull the column it's a good idea to rebuild the steering rack at the same time.
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Thanks ZCoker, I'll pull the tach and check it out.

Mark, would you recommend a bearing grease?

Tom
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Mark, would you recommend a bearing grease?

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I personally would use a lithium based grease. BTW, the steering wheel "wobble" is very common. If you pull the wheel you'll see pieces of the old bearing seal.
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Done it and works as advertised , good luck it should only take about 30 minutes and is probably the cheapest thing you will ever do to your car!!!!
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Done it on few P-cars = no problem.
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actually read somewhere others used some bearing related product instead of the sleeve per JW's findings just fyi, just do a quick search and it will come up
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I do not believe story on lubricating this sleeve. There must NOT be any sliding between shaft and sleeve or inner ring of bearing and sleeve. If bearing is jammed, then you must change bearing, not to lubricate these components what are not ment to be "sleeve bearings", you make things worse by doing so.

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I do not believe story on lubricating this sleeve. There must NOT be any sliding between shaft and sleeve or inner ring of bearing and sleeve. If bearing is jammed, then you must change bearing, not to lubricate these components what are not ment to be "sleeve bearings", you make things worse by doing so.

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No??? John Walker is one the most knowledgeable and respected people on this board and he says otherwise : problems arising with metal steering bushing
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actually read somewhere others used some bearing related product instead of the sleeve per JW's findings just fyi, just do a quick search and it will come up
I believe it was Mitch LeLand.
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Fact is, steering column does have a bearing and no any bearing is allowed to slip between shaft and inner ring.

I trust some fundametals of these things more than a statement that sleeve need to be lubricated. Up to you to solve the issue. You may ask Porsche service if they lubricate this in 928
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RS27CARRERA you are correct, technically and philosophically.

Here is a picture of the bearing. It is designed so that the plastic stretches just a little when you push it on the steering shaft. It is enough to keep the inner race pressed onto the shaft. After years of frantic countersteering, the inner plastic wears out. You might even see a piece or two come loose. Then the wheel wobbles.

The plastic sleeve shims it tight again, and it is not supposed to turn or be greased. Don't make Ferry roll over in his grave doing that. The little rollers do the rotating, not the plastic sleeve.

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Hey Everyone,
Thanks so much for all the info and advice. I made the fix today with the new sleeve. Our local Porsche tech said (no lube) just tap it in place.

Thanks again
Tom
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