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Old 05-07-2011, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Mercedesben View Post
My steering became much tighter when I replaced my front wheel bearings! No more slop
I have razor sharp accuracy now!
Yikes dude! If wheel bearings were worn enough it caused slop in the wheel, you were just miles from death...
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:23 PM
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Yup, intermediate shaft solved the same for mine.
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Mercedesben View Post
My steering became much tighter when I replaced my front wheel bearings! No more slop
I have razor sharp accuracy now!
Did you try wiggling the wheel around with it up in the air? It's scary to think you had that much play just from bearings.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by m73m95 View Post
Yikes dude! If wheel bearings were worn enough it caused slop in the wheel, you were just miles from death...
LOL !!!

Hey Tom
Be glad to be the idiot behind the steering wheel ;-)
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:02 PM
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Easy test is to have someone move the steering wheel within the "slop" range and inspect the bits that are moving and aren't moving. The coupler from my intermediate shaft to the Rack was loose so it was slopping back and forth within the gear giving me a really nice dead spot in the steering wheel.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:43 PM
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I dug up an old thread that Van started on rebuilding these units and asked if he ever did rebuild one.
https://rennlist.com/forums/924-931-...s-rebuilt.html
When they cost $150 new, it was a wash. Now, the part 944-347-027-02 is no long available from Porsche.
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:42 PM
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I realize this is an old thread, but I'm having the same issue. I have about an inch of slop in the middle of my steering after replacing wheel bearings, tie rods, rack bushings, steering rack (rebuilt unit), and intermediate shaft. I have to turn the steering wheel about an inch either way for the steering to "catch" and move the wheels. I did check the rack for slop and didn't find much, but I did notice slop in the new shaft u-joints (as seen in the video below). Are there multiple suppliers of new/rebuilt intermediate shafts, or has anyone had luck in modifying an OE manual rack shaft (I think these are still available, but pricey)?

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Old 10-27-2018, 07:20 PM
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Rennbay have new shafts for a power rack, the manual have been nla for some time and besides they donít fit and are imo dangerous to modify to fit.
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:47 PM
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I do have a new shaft for a power rack, but like the video clip (video is not mine), others have experienced the issue of play in these new u-joints. I initially put this shaft on my car last summer and have been chasing down the slop issue by replacing everything in the steering system that could affect this. From my analysis, this joint (even though new) is likely my culprit. I'm just wondering what my options are, beside finding a good used one.
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by motoxxxdeamon View Post
I do have a new shaft for a power rack, but like the video clip (video is not mine), others have experienced the issue of play in these new u-joints. I initially put this shaft on my car last summer and have been chasing down the slop issue by replacing everything in the steering system that could affect this. From my analysis, this joint (even though new) is likely my culprit. I'm just wondering what my options are, beside finding a good used one.
My bad, I miss read your post. Someone was doing a good job of rebuilding these and even using better bearings, iirc he was from Poland. Iíve searched but cannot find where I saw it though it was possibly on one of the FB groups idk. Someone else may chirp in as I didnít save his details
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:51 PM
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Thanks for the input! Please let me know if you end up finding the source.
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:01 AM
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JMG Porsche in Uk have upgraded shafts but may only be for righthand drive ,
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