Wavering Steering

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Chris
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Wavering Steering

Post by Chris » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:10

Hi, First time post as I have only had my Moke for 6 months. I have a 1975 moke and it runs well however recently I have noticed a strange wobble which focuses my mind very quickly. Its not the wheels as they have been checked, I have sunraysia rims with the correct nuts on them. I have checked the steering column and it appears ok. Its like the wheels momentarily want to veer off which leads to me correcting. It only happens occasionaly and feels a bit unsafe when I drive it. I have it booked in for a check next Friday but i wondered if anyone could shed some light on this?

Many Thanks,

Chris

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Re: Wavering Steering

Post by spider » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:02

Could be a number of things;-

For starters;-
Too much Toe In adjustment
Worn Steering Rack,
Loose Steering Arm(s) where they are bolted to the hub (Check this first),
Worn Suspension Rubbers, in particular the Castor Rubbers,
Worn Steering Rod End(s),
Worn / Loose Ball Joints,
Worn Wheel Bearing(s), though not really likely, but worth checking,
Old Mokers never die, they just smell that way.

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Re: Wavering Steering

Post by Daniel » Tue Jun 10, 2014 15:15

Hi Chris,
welcome to the forum.
Spider has listed already most reasons for your Mokes behaviour.

What I have also seen is a loosen steering rack.

Regards,
Daniel
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Re: Wavering Steering

Post by Chris » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:12

Many thanks for the relies. I will check them out. Going into mini craft on Friday anyway. Actually, while I am on again....I have had another issue. While going any length of journey at 80kmh, after about 10k, the engine starts to stutter. I have had carbs checked, new needle, points and plugs changed but it's still happening. I'm pretty sure it's a fuel starvation issue but I'm not very familiar with engines. At first I though it may have been the small diameter fuel line from the tank which goes into the 1/4 inch pipe but I'm not sure.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Wavering Steering

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:35

You've probably done this, but it's often the little things.... Have you checked the oil level in the dashpot ?
At least can add up

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Re: Wavering Steering

Post by Chris » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:54

Ok! Thanks to the posts on steering I found the issue. It was a loose nut on the steering arm that connects to the hub. Thank you.

Yup, oil levels have been fine.

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Re: Wavering Steering

Post by Dean » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:29

Chris wrote:Ok! Thanks to the posts on steering I found the issue. It was a loose nut on the steering arm that connects to the hub. Thank you.

Yup, oil levels have been fine.
A nut?
Shouldn't that be a bolt?
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Re: Wavering Steering

Post by Chris » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:49

Pretty sure it was the nut I tightened on the bolt.

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Re: Wavering Steering

Post by spider » Sat Jun 14, 2014 22:58

Great work, thanks for letting us know :)
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