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Wanted: SE6a Steering column nut and bolt.

Post by MikeT » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:15 pm

Evening all,

I'm looking for the correct nut and bolt for where the steering column connects to the rack. We suspect it's the wrong size bolt in there, as there is some play when you pull the steering wheel back and forth - it's sliding along the splines on the rack, the smaller bolt allowing for the play.

It's item 23 and 24 in the diagram below...

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Re: Wanted: SE6a Steering column nut and bolt.

Post by scimjim » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:41 pm

the bolt shouldn't prevent the two parts sliding by hitting the cutout - that's just a failsafe if it comes loose. It should clamp the splines together.


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Re: Wanted: SE6a Steering column nut and bolt.

Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:47 pm

You need to fit a new Nyloc and pull it up tight!


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Re: Wanted: SE6a Steering column nut and bolt.

Post by scimjim » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:41 pm

I think I'd take the bolt out and check it's not damaged too.


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Re: Wanted: SE6a Steering column nut and bolt.

Post by peter freeman » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:52 pm

and check it has a shoulder.



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Re: Wanted: SE6a Steering column nut and bolt.

Post by MikeT » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:26 pm

Thanks chaps - I took the bolt out last night, and it looks a bit mullered tbh. It must have happened when I put it back together - interesting how it shows damaged in between the 2 parts of the column.

Pic taken against a spare column I have...

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I've ordered a new one this morning anyway - hopefully it'll be here in the morning.

What do you mean by a shoulder Peter?

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Re: Wanted: SE6a Steering column nut and bolt.

Post by peter freeman » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:39 pm

The thread should not go up all the way to the bolt head - that is the wrong kind of bolt.



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Re: Wanted: SE6a Steering column nut and bolt.

Post by philhoward » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:47 pm

Basically the difference between a bolt (with shoulder) and a set screw (fully threaded). Under a certain size there isn't any difference (I think it's a certain multiple of the diameter) though?


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Re: Wanted: SE6a Steering column nut and bolt.

Post by MikeT » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:17 pm

Gotcha - I never knew the unthreaded part was called a shoulder. Every day's a school day eh

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Re: Wanted: SE6a Steering column nut and bolt.

Post by philhoward » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:25 pm

Funnily shoulder bolts are normally different again; the shoulder is normally the next size up from the threaded part (bolts have it as the nominal size of the threaded section).


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Re: Wanted: SE6a Steering column nut and bolt.

Post by MikeT » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:34 pm

All useful information - thanks Phil.

Maybe a mod could move this from the 'Wanted' section, as it might be useful for someone in the future - rather it getting culled at some point? (and it's not really a Wanted topic now, lol)

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Re: Wanted: SE6a Steering column nut and bolt.

Post by philhoward » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:40 pm

Moved to General Technical as it applies to all models in one way or another. :D


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