Roger Lee Posted January 11, 2014 Report Share Posted January 11, 2014 Just and FYI on the CT steering rod, The CT steering rod is connected through a linkage to the steering head mounted on top of the front suspension. At times these steering rod ends may need to be taken off due to some maintenance or the need to adjust the steering. If you try and loosen the lock nut on the rod without holding the rod itself many times you will break loose the lock nut on the other end which is located in the center console in the bottom of the instrument panel. If you cause the nut to break loose most times you will need to remove the lower center panel and reach in as far as your arm is long and put a wrench on a nut totally blind and then have a second person tighten the rod from the outside. You can not put a hand in here and see what you are doing. This is a royal PITA. DO NOT CAUSE THIS TO HAPPEN. It is very easy to prevent. If you leave it loose the rod end threads will slowly eat away at the rod threads and cause them to become really loose. Any time you want to tighten or loosen the steering rod lock nut ALWAYS hold the rod so it can not break loose. Watch the video. p.s. I have many CT's come into the shop with this rod loose. I hope the video helps so sole from the fun job of tightening the interior lock nut. The best way to get down into the tunnel where this lock nut is located is just to bite the bullet and take the tee'ed heater tube out of the way that sits more or less just above where you will need to place your hand. p.s.s. I think the cameraman and actor still need some serious help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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