numberplate wrote:doesn't sound normal to me , and mine doesn't do anything like that. RAV 4s had the same issue a couple of models ago , and the fix / recall was to replace the jointed shaft between the steering column and the steering rack.
could be a manufacturing defect in the steering rack or its internal valving , who knows.
hylux wrote:I had this on a 60series and an old 2003 mazda 6. The mazda was actually a recall. It was the slip joint in the steering coloum. I fixed the mazda again last year. The grease dried up.
Its a simple fix and would take 30 minutes if you wanted to try.
1. Find the slip joint. In the mazda and my 2010 hilux its under the dash going into the fire wall. The old 60 wss in the engine bay
2. Tilt steering wheel to fully up.
3. Locate slip joint and mark both so you know where they realign when putting together.
4. Unbolt the outer slip joint end
5. Remove by pulling outer section.
6. Clean then regrease with new silicon or lithium grease. Cant remember the correct type but any grease will do to prove the fault
7. Put back together aligning the marks you made.
This may explain
HandsomeLux wrote:Hi All,
If I hold the slip joint and move the steering wheel side to side quickly, there is knocking/bumping/play between the two. Weirdly, the whole shroud that the slip joint sits in moves around too. Not sure that is kosher.
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