Steering Wheel Woodruff Key

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tortron
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Steering Wheel Woodruff Key

Postby tortron » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:58 am

Yesterday i put the rack and suspension back in my minor, and then noticed i had some play in the steering that wasnt there before.
hmm, no play in the rack, or any of the suspension.
how strange, the play is inbetween the wheel and the column. I think this must be one of the very few parts of the car i haven't taken apart yet
the nut was nice an tight, but on removal i was a little shocked to find the woodruff key missing, there was a slight smear of something like "no more nails" holding it together.
my mind flashed back to every bump in the road i had hit, and every corner taken with gusto over the last 8 years of owning this. So i am probably very fortunate it decided to work loose while the car was up on jack stands.

Does anyone happen to know the correct size i need?

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Re: Steering Wheel Woodruff Key

Postby seriesmm_1 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:47 pm

Just putting my steering column back,
key size 4.8 mm square, rad at each end 2.4 & overall length is 19.7 mm long
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Re: Steering Wheel Woodruff Key

Postby tortron » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:56 pm

i would say 3/16 square then
my slot is 3/4" long overall

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Re: Steering Wheel Woodruff Key

Postby plumby74 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:33 am

I may have a spare woodruff key for an MM if you still need it....would not be too costly to post, even from Australia!!

Phil, Melbourne.


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