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Loose steering after attempted theft

Post by antodeco »

Hi all,
As the title suggests, car was attempted stolen but thankfully I had a pedal to wheel lock. Unfortunately this has caused a severe looseness in the steering. From what I can see it is the "clasp" that hangs down from below the dash board at the very top to the steering column.

I assume these are fairly straightforward forward to replace and if so, what is the part I am lookong for?

Thanks


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Post by The Marcos Graveyard »

Its usually a shear bolt through that bracket.

54 on this page

https://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/steering-racks-columns
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Post by woody »

That bracket is quite strong , check the condition of the parcel shelf above it. If you have a drop bracket the problem may be there. check the steering wheel itself for a break .
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Post by antodeco »

Thanks both. You can see in the video below where it is loose

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/0zlkl7jq ... sgt0v&dl=0

It may be something easier than replacing the bracket completely
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Re: Loose steering after attempted theft

Post by The Marcos Graveyard »

Looks like the steering lowering bracket is broken, just replace it . Cost less than a fiver.

https://www.minispares.com/product/Clas ... 101MS.aspx
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