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Drive shaft problems and steering rack problems

Hi i was wondering if you can give me a bit of advice please my dad has a toyota carina e kudos m registration and he was needing a bit of advice about some repairs he needs done for its mot,is it possible to put a new rubber gator on without dismantling the whole drive shaft,also can you make a adjustment on the steering rack,as there is a bit of play,i would really apreciate any info you could give him

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  • jon tadla Feb 28, 2009

    thanks very much for the advice il pass it on to my dad later on today

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The rubbers which you refer can be purchased from any well known motor discount store and these will be split with a tube of glue which is quite hard to do due to the grease n oil. as for the steering columb. if you check the bulk head for a horizontal bar with a shft and a collar. you should find a nut which loosens the steering column, you will have to be careful not to let it get too far out of its range as this would make the vehicle unstable.

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