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Hi folks, my u joint connecting the column to the gear is loose; observed from underneath the car. Leaves a half inch of play in the steering wheel which drives me nuts at higher speeds or in windy conditions. My buddy heard it from a 'Porsche guy' that there's a way to simply tighten the u joint or swap the intermediate steering shaft vs replacing the steering gear or steering column as the dealer recommended. Thank you in advance, Matt in Chicago

2009 Cayenne S

 

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SOLVED
Just wanted to inform anyone having issues with play in their steering that my problem was solved by simply tightening the etorx bolt that attaches the steering shaft to the rack. Was quite loose. Easily accessible from underneath the car. Couple turns of the extended socket wrench with an e14 torx and she’s good as new.




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On 13/06/2017 at 2:20 AM, ma77hewsu11ivan said:

SOLVED
Just wanted to inform anyone having issues with play in their steering that my problem was solved by simply tightening the etorx bolt that attaches the steering shaft to the rack. Was quite loose. Easily accessible from underneath the car. Couple turns of the extended socket wrench with an e14 torx and she’s good as new.




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Have you got any pictures of this? 

I have this annoying play in the steering since they dropped the engine  the seal convertor. 

 

Thanks 

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No pics, but it's pretty easy to spot. A little tricky to reach. From underneath the vehicle's driver's side, with the trans shield removed, you can see where the column attaches to the steering gear by a single E14 torx (M10x35). By turning the wheel slightly to the passenger side I was able to reach the bolt with an extended socket wrench. If you pull up the parts diagram from the free PET pdf you'll see what I'm talking about. PMing you now.


2009 Cayenne S
160,000mi
Chicago

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8 minutes ago, ma77hewsu11ivan said:

No pics, but it's pretty easy to spot. A little tricky to reach. From underneath the vehicle's driver's side, with the trans shield removed, you can see where the column attaches to the steering gear by a single E14 torx (M10x35). By turning the wheel slightly to the passenger side I was able to reach the bolt with an extended socket wrench. If you pull up the parts diagram from the free PET pdf you'll see what I'm talking about. PMing you now.


2009 Cayenne S
160,000mi
Chicago

Top man thanks 

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Tighten the bolt today. Was infact a normal hex bolt and not a Etorx. 

So no more play in the steering it's loverly and tight. 

Also had a knocking noise and found the lower ball joint nut wasn't tight and also the lower control arm bolts were not tight enough either!!! Now its lovely over the humps. 

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