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Unread 09-05-2011, 11:33 PM   #1
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Hi all....newbie here. I bought a 82 club car and the steering column seems to wobble left and right and a little up and down. My question is....can this be fixed? Thanks
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Unread 09-06-2011, 08:37 AM   #2
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If any more info needed please let me know..........thanks
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Unread 09-07-2011, 07:38 AM   #3
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By "wobble", are you saying that the entire column is loose in all directions?
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Unread 09-07-2011, 10:02 AM   #4
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Steve,

Yes it seems to wobble up down left right in the housing to the steering box. was not sure if there is bearings in there. I also heard I could retrofit with rack and pinon. The cart will not be used much, mainly in the month of august. I don't mind putting a little money into it as I got it for s song.. It runs well. It is just bugging me that the column wiggles. I do have a fair amount of steering wheel play also about a 1/3 of a turn. Any help would be grateful. Thank you for responding.

Ron aka THE NEWBIE
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Unread 09-08-2011, 11:16 PM   #5
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Should I convert to rack and pinion
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Unread 09-12-2011, 07:27 PM   #6
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I have a 81 DS, and had the same problem. The steering box is called a ross box, and they are obsolete. Never fear as this is a very simple box to repair. There is an adjustment screw on the top of the box. It has a lock nut you must loosen. once you loosen it you can adjust the screw by tightening it. While you're tightening Have someone turn the steering wheel slowly back n forth but only in the sloppy part This will allow you to adjust it without over tightening.
As for the column movement. The column is attached to a worm gear. The pin you just tightened rides in the pitch of this to move the steering arm back n forth. At the bottom of this shaft is a bearing. I don't know if it being bad will give you the movement you're talking about. It sounds to me like you simply have a loose bolt on the housing that holds the whole assembly on the cart.
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this is the pivot arm removed from the box. The angle pin you see is the underside of that adjustment bolt i told you about.
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Inside of the box. The spiral worm gear you see is what that pin rides in. If you need a new pin they can be ordered.
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Heres the box together.
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Top of box.
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