Change coil packs. Now steering isn’t working?!?

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Change coil packs. Now steering isn’t working?!?

Post by Lil_g_1234 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:43 pm

Hi all,

So I’m a bit confused. I changed the coil packs in the car today, no Problems there. But now. My steering isn’t working. I get 45 degrees one way and 90 the other but then it jambs. Any ideas..?
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Change coil packs. Now steering isn’t working?!?

Post by Nictrix » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:09 pm

Did you lose any tools while doing this?
Maybe something has fallen down the side of the engine and is jamming at the steering joint.
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Post by Lil_g_1234 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:42 pm

Exactly this. I just went back out with misses in hand turning the wheel while I had a look. An engine cover bolt that went missing in the process had dropped into the steering rack.... thought it was very odd how coil packs would’ve effected the steering.
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Change coil packs. Now steering isn’t working?!?

Post by Busterboo » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:23 pm

A lesson for us all.
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Change coil packs. Now steering isn’t working?!?

Post by Lil_g_1234 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:01 am

Busterboo wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:23 pm
A lesson for us all.
I was actually very grateful it did it about 50 yards up the street. Could’ve been a very different story if I had made it to the dual carriageway
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Change coil packs. Now steering isn’t working?!?

Post by ronk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:48 pm

Very good shout Nictrix - Would you send me a pm with Saturdays Lotto numbers please!
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Change coil packs. Now steering isn’t working?!?

Post by Nictrix » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:04 pm

Funnily enough that very day while topping up the windscreen washers I was looking at the steering joints beside the engine and it was the first thing that popped into my head when I read this.
To be honest I wasnt expecting to be almost correct.
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