Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Steering column collar squeak after adjusting steering column height

  1. #1
    Particle
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    32
    Country
    United States

    Steering column collar squeak after adjusting steering column height

    I recently adjusted my steering column up as high as possible to get a better view of the instrument panel (see other post in Atom 2 technical discussions).

    Since then, the steering column collar squeaks when I turn the steering wheel. It is definitely coming from the collar tube that the steering column passes through underneath the dash.

    I am thinking that the new alignment of the system may be the cause and it may go away. But is there anything that should or could be done to lubricate this section?

    I may re-lower the steering column just to see if the squeak goes away.

  2. #2
    Neutron
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2,677
    Country
    United States
    There a a plastic bushing holding the steering column in there that isnt so great. Several of us replaced it with a bronze bushing. this one I believe

    Item No: SLB-466 [Shouldered Plain Mold and Die Bushing]

    otherwise you can probable just get some grease in there
    the high profile toy thrower

  3. #3
    Electron Lane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northern Midwest
    Posts
    145
    Country
    United States
    On the Atom 2, there are 2 plastic bushings in there. Mine started to squeak and bind after less than a year of ownership and I replaced them with the bronze bushing that Bolus refers to above. Very worthwhile upgrade, but if you do it, be aware that the bronze bushing needs a few thousandths taken off of its outer diameter before installation.

    Old:


    New:


    Thread on other forum is here.
    Last edited by Lane; December 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM.
    Ariel Atom 2, Ecotec 300, owner since 2007. Drive, Detail, Improve, Repeat. Visit my website.

  4. #4
    Particle
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    32
    Country
    United States
    Wow! Unbelievable help from Bolus and Lane - Thanks! I will definitely incorporate this.

  5. #5
    Electron
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    132
    Blog Entries
    1
    Country
    United States
    this company was bought out, the new part can be purchased here

    Shoulder Bushings - Bronze Plated | EssentraComponentsUS

Similar Threads

  1. Steering Wheel Height Adjustment
    By ArielBob in forum US Ariel Atom 2 (Brammo) Technical Discussion
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: December 15, 2013, 03:43 PM
  2. Quick release steering hub
    By Atommatt in forum General Ariel Atom Discussion (for all UK and US versions)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: June 22, 2012, 12:00 PM
  3. Adjusting ride height - thoughts needed on methods
    By Lane in forum General Ariel Atom Technical Discussion (for all UK and US versions)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: April 11, 2012, 07:28 AM
  4. adding buttons to steering wheels
    By bolus in forum General Ariel Atom Technical Discussion (for all UK and US versions)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: February 22, 2012, 12:18 AM
  5. CF steering wheel?
    By bolus in forum General Ariel Atom Technical Discussion (for all UK and US versions)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: October 10, 2011, 12:10 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •