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I've worked through a few of those things... (archive)

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Posted by Andy 02 on April 25, 2000 at 13:07:43:

In Reply to: new owner !! woo-hoo!! posted by sparky on April 25, 2000 at 12:50:28:

Congrats on the new 02 -- you've found the place for all your questions (certainly helped me a lot!) -- you can search the archives looking for answers too.

1. My engine wiggles around a bit on starting too...not sure if this is completely typical, but with 20-50 in it, it's not surprising. Perhaps others will know more about this.

2. After 27 years, you can pretty much bet steering bushings are cracked and worn. Just getting in there and tightening up a few things made my car go from 2.5-3 inches of play to about a half inch now. I plan to replace them all at some point. Also check and see if the play comes mostly from the bushings, or if there's some play in the steering box. This is not uncommon at this point either.

3. Just lubing up the bushing behind the pedal will probably help, but I replaced the pedal and bushing, and things are much much better. It's kind of a funny design how the pedal pivots on the floor, but it shouldn't be that stiff.

Anyhow, good luck with the car...everyone like to see pics posted here if you've got a way to do it.

Andy -- '72 tii

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