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Old Mon 29th August 2011, 09:46 PM
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Cool Loose Brumby Steering & Gearbox

Hello, Yes i know it's probably on the forum somewhere but trust me i have been looking.

My 91 Brumby has a very loose steering wheel. ie. you turn it 45 degrees before it does anything. And subaru shrugged their shoulders at it!
The other problem is that the gear stick is also very loose.
I was wondering if anyone knew if there was anything i could do to fix these since subaru (insert sarcasim here) "looked very hard and tried to fix it".

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Old Tue 30th August 2011, 12:49 AM
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Steering column - check the linkages under the bonnet just behind the driver's side bank of the EA81. There's a rubber disc in there than might need attention. I'd also look at the ball joints, tie rod ends and the steering rack itself to see how much play is in the entire system. It will most likely be a two person task

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You will need a new bush and most likely rubber boot at the base of the gear selector to fix the sloppiness. You don't have to modify the upper mount point, this is only done to change the forward action of the gearstick to a shorter throw between 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th (straight shift).

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Old Tue 30th August 2011, 03:46 PM
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I will have a look at the steering column and see if anything looks out of the ordinary (i dont really know what im doing)
The gearbox- would the brumby bushes kit for $50 that Andrew (Frog) is selling fix it?

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Old Thu 1st September 2011, 03:37 PM
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The gearbox- would the brumby bushes kit for $50 that Andrew (Frog) is selling fix it?
That's part of the fix, the other part is slotting and putting a bolt through it as per the pic above. The $50 kit is for the bottom of the vertical stick where you can see the rubber boot.

Andy should be able to confirm this

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How did you go with the gearbox fix?

had mine done today... have to be honest , its not what i expected, thought it'd be tighter ( my Laser gearshift is tighter) ...

Place that did it wont be getting any reccomendations from me i can tell you!
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El Freddo... the pic you posted, does the bolt fix the East -West movement ?
( That being when youre in the seat youre facing north)
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Old Wed 14th September 2011, 10:22 PM
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Havn't done it yet, (heads/gasket problem) may rebuild engine if so yes. if ej'd then new gearbox with engine.

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Old Wed 14th September 2011, 10:26 PM
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Where did you go Brumby 91? where abouts in adelaide are you?
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