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Steering column query - should that be there

nick_the_fish

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After doing some work in the engine bay I had a quick look around to check if anything was in the wrong place as I always do, and noticed this

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It's the steering column. Question is: Should that bell shaped bracket be fixed into the hole? It certainly looks like it should be. I haven't noticed it before, but then I haven't specifically looked at it.

Any thoughts? Currently in Guatemala, with about 5000km to do until we ship home, so hoping its all as it should be!

Thanks in advance

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I don't think it should be.....try turning the steering wheel and I think you will find the bell shaped bit revolves.... if so then it can't be fixed to the firewall .
I think it's more of a protector for the grommet behind
 

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@Grimbo you're right - it doesn't move relative to the bar, so can't sit in the hole.

@GeekOKent - if you could it would def help to settle my mind

@Shayne - yes - very good thought.

Once again the collective knowledge of the forum has helped to settle my mind, which has a tendency to worry while travelling (we're currently in the highlands of Guatemala)....

Thanks all - Very much appreciated.

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It got really dark by the time I got away from work. Will do this first thing in the morning
 
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