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post #11 of 13 Old 09-25-2018, 03:32 AM
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Good info amc49!
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post #12 of 13 Old 10-02-2018, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Q Myers View Post
Yesterday the dealer checked the alignment and only found the camber on the left front wheel to be 1 degree out of spec. They gave me a print out of the before and after specs on all wheels which I'll post later. Rear was within specs and does have a slight toe in. I'll take a drive soon and see if there is any improvement but I doubt there will be a noticeable difference. Good quick service from the dealer.
The 2009 Versa I have doesn't have an adjustment for camber.

I've had a a "wonder" in my steering for quite a while. I've replaced everything in my suspension as well as the inner and outer tie rods. It's well aligned not but still has some play in the steering wheel. I'm thinking it might be the electric steering assist.

When I free the steering with the engine off and turn left to right the shaft from the assist to the rack and pinion looks to be working well. However, when I let the wheel go from left to right it does quite a bit of "shimmying" from left to right before it stops. While doing this, I watched the shaft as well and it didn't "shimmy" at all. Leading me to the think that the issue is with electric assist in the steering column.
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post #13 of 13 Old 10-02-2018, 08:04 PM
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More likely rack gear to worm wear, the assist does not take up play at all. That is a rack issue.

The at rest 'zero' straight ahead position wears after hitting bumps and potholes to increase clearance right at that one very close point where the gears mesh to stay the most. I've 'rebuilt' a rack before by simply yanking the worm to re-index it in a different position to get rid of much of that wear and the looseness largely goes away, but rack construction details make that pretty much impossible to do on most racks. It was an easy no buck fix on that particular one though and I drove it after for many years.

One way to tell would be to disconnect the wiring harness from the electric assist to have no power steering for a bit and then check for the looseness then, if still there it's the rack.
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