THE CAR HAS DEVELOPED A STEERING FREEPLAY OF ...

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  • gibgundidza
  • 1999 BMW 520
  • 117,000 miles

The car has developed a steering freeplay of about sixty degrees. L took it to the mechanic who checked the suspension and did not find a fault. What could be the probable reason? Could the problem be in the steering box itself?

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012 AT 2:26 PM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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Did you have the steering loose loose for something else? Did the "mechanic" notice the steering wheel off 60 degrees?

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012 AT 2:30 PM
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The steering was never loosened for something else, the problem is felt more when driving and the mechanic did not take it for a test drive. He just checked it from the ramp although he confirmed that there was abit of free play.

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012 AT 2:37 PM
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Did you compensate this mechanic?

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012 AT 3:18 PM

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