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Experiencing Power-steering Issue with my G35

Old 11-08-2017, 02:23 PM
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The easy way of spraying the steering column lower U joint.

1. Turn your wheels all the way to the left.

2. Looking through the gap you should be able to see the U joint at the end of the steering column.

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3. Have one person spray the U joint while another moving the steering wheel left and right to evenly spread the lubricant.
Old 11-08-2017, 02:42 PM
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You can see it through the left wheel well with the wheel off pretty easily.
Old 11-08-2017, 10:26 PM
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I just had this joint replace a few weeks ago. It was about 150 bucks at the dealer. You might be able to free it up by hitting it with a hammer, but it will freeze again. I had my mechanic do it for about 2 hours of labor charge. Car steers like new now. Definitely diagnose it though before you start replacing parts. Mine was completely rusted up.
Old 11-08-2017, 11:18 PM
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It's one of those pieces that I'm shocked manufacturers don't protect better, a rubber boots around it would prevent nearly all wear and tear yet you never see them covered.
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I know, but it did take 11 years for mine to finally seize up on me, lol. It was amazing though how that tiny u-joint made my car almost impossible to turn.
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Thanx for the tip: 'Steering column-to-rack u-joint binding up.'
I PB Blasted it, worked it a bit, then lubed it, and it loosened up enough to be good for a while.
Your proven results is what I always look for in these forums.
Incidentally, I was helping my neighbor w/his G35, so you helped me to help him.
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