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    Hi guys, sorry if this is in another thread but unfortunately my 3G isnt working too well, first off, im up in inverness working this week with no tools and was looking to find out what toolls are needed to adjust the steering box as my TD5 seems to be steering like an old series 3, and how to do the adjustment
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    You need an allen key and a spanner. You need to slacken the adjuster lock nut, then use the allen key to adjust, and hold it in place whilst you tighten the lock nut back up. Dont over adjust. Get someone to wobble the steering wheel and check all the joints for play on all the steering arms.

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    Thanks banana, thats a great help

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    If Bananahead's advice does not help, check the intermediate shaft for play. Lock the steering box in dead ahead position and try tightening the bolts at either end of the shaft if it feels loose. It may be the small UJ is worn but checking bolt torques etc will be the simplest fix. If the UJ is worn or the 'joint' at the other end is shot, a new shaft will be necessary I think.
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    thanks Tony, thb it got a new steering box in september, which i dont think was adjusted properly,if at all, going to tackle it tomorrow tho, and a few other minor jobs

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    Please excuse my ignorance guys, where exactly is it i adjust? Was under it yesterday and all i seen was a nut approx 30mm, with an alen key bolt in the middle, secured by a large tab washer, would that be right?

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    Its on the top of the steering box. Its a nut with the allen bolt in the middle. On a TD5 it wont be as easy to get to as a TDI due to the whole engine bay being more cramped. The nut will be about 17 or 19mm i think..

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    there's a panel between the o/s inner wing at the front and the chassis which can be removed to access the adjuster, got the 19mm nut loosened only to find no no allenbolt in the top!

    i'm just wondering if the steering box could be at fault as it was only fitted in september, unless there is a batch of faulty boxes as it seems to have almost doubled in price

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