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Red face Sloppy Steering Wheel

Hi All,
My steering wheel has a sloppy feel when I lift it up & down. When I try to move it from side to side it feels fine. Any suggestions???
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Gary
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Steering shaft bushing is toast. Mine does the same thing. It's no big deal ... I've driven mine like this for about 7 years now. Fixing it, however, requires the removal of the gas tank which is a big deal.

Suggestion: deal with it. Otherwise, give yourself a weekend and I hope you have another car to drive while the teener is OOC. <--out of commission.
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Uh noÖ

The steering wheel bushing is right behind the sterring wheel. Remove the wheel, disassemble the steering column shaft and replace the bering. Itís a chore, but the tank does not need to come out. I think there may even be a tech article here on this website, but not sure.

There is also a plastic repair bushing that can be installed, while easier, its not a permanent fix.
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Some 914s don't have the bushing as a separate piece. I forget the exact years, but on those you get to replace the metal parts inside the steering column housing. Ick.

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Oh man, I'm so sorry. I was so wrong it's not even funny. I got my steering stuff all twisted and WRONG> I feel like a moron.
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