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Old 2nd November 2016, 00:17   #16
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Default Re: Gypsy steering locked on the move, and toppled

Originally Posted by lancer_gypsy View Post
An update on the steering issue in my Gypsy:
Took to an FNG, and was told that the steering box has leaked oil and is 'gone'. Also gone is the ''kingpin'' that I've heard mentioned here.

The steering box is visibly leaking oil. He said if it had been brought in earlier, perhaps it could have been repaired; now it's leaked all the oil and everything will be damaged inside and hence will need to be replaced.
One other thing you might want to check. As cars age and the ignition switch wears, heavy key chains hanging from the ignition key can turn the key by their shear weight. You very well may have a bad steering box and kingpin.
These are both serious matters that need to be checked. But I would check out the ignition switch itself. Lots of keys and/or weight hanging from a key chain can cause problems.
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