An Unfortunate Discovery
- Feb 17, 2006
- '12 MX-5 PRHT, '02 Freelander, '90 Disco 1 Bobtail
I'm honestly not sure how a misaligned spring could throw your drag link out of whack. Are you sure you didn't bend something, or strip the drag link adjuster?
I'm not sure either, it would've pushed the body over at an angle but I'm not sure how that would've affected the steering. Nothing is bent or stripped in the steering gear so I'm assuming either one of the linkages between the column and the steering box slipped (not sure what is splined and what isn't) or something happened inside the steering box. The vague feeling is still there and could indicate wear in the steering box.
They had a Disco on Wheeler Dealers with steering box wear, Edd explains it here:
Not something I want to get involved with yet, I'm just glad the steering wheel is the right way up. :lol: