Peter-S wrote:So whilst some of us might be a little surprised at the question he has actually noticed a problem in the feel of the car, looked under the bonnet and asked for an opinion on what has been found so I'm not sure the insults are really necessary.
caprikid61 wrote:Lol come on guys give me a break !! I guess you all thought I had asked a silly question but in fact it was not a silly as it seemed . I noticed the problem and thought I might manage to drive 2 miles to my lock up to change the part as I have all my tools at the lock up so it would have been much easier .
There are 4 bolts that go through the rubber and 2 of them seem to be holding it all together but after I went to have another look I tried twisting the whole coupling to see how much play there was I found that there was no way I could drive the car anywhere not even 2 miles!!
I have fitted the new coupling now so she is up and running again I do all the work on the car and have done for many years in the last few months I have fitted a water pump , electronic ignition , and a new dizzy . I guess I should have spotted the knackerd Steering coupling sooner but for some reason I never noticed it .
I still think that its not a geat idea having that rubber part on the steering coupling so you can rest assured I will be keeping an eye on it in the future !! and would suggest any capri owners do the same .
QuadCamCapri wrote:Glad you've sorted it, did you change the whole coupling or just the rubber. If just the rubber did you move the loop to it's correct position ?
In the right place it gives enough steering to hopefully stop safely if the rubber broke completely by trapping the longer upper part of the coupling in the loop. In your pic where it's in the wrong place you would've had no steering if rubber broke completely, as the UJ would have allowed the upper part to drop away.
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