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MG MGF Technical - Collapsable ? Steering
|No one seems to mention the issue of the early "collapsible" steering column. I have not stripped it down but I understand that there is a "D" shaped plastic component within the tube that wears and gives rise to play (rotation) in my case 1/2" on rim of steering wheel.|
I am told that no spares exist and a fix involves drillin through shaft and pinning with a plastic knitting needle(as opposed to a roll pin)
Is this that?: or is there a solution??
|I'm no technician, Ive been with the product from new, but as most of the earlier f's had mostly metro bits, I wonder if you could use one off a metro ?|
X-MG BRand Manager
|I stripped down an early F epas column and found that it has an uinner and outer shaft joined together by smal plastic "clips" for want of a better word. They were broken on the one I stripped and it was possible oto pull the steering wheel towards the driver and push it away again - a few inches of movement. If these are broken I see no way of doing a proper repair - only option is another column or a repair using a drill and screws (or rivets) but this woudl remove the collapsing feature and so may be dangerous in the event of an accident.|
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