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Afternoon one and all.

My indicator/windscreen wiper stalks have decided to give up on me. When I try to put either of them on, the whole mechanism inside the steering cowl just moves around.

Is this fixable or will I need to get a new unit? Can you still get the units?

Will post a pic later on this evening when I get home to clarify what I mean.

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Hi Paul,

There is a spacer that goes over the cloumn which the stalks clamp around. It's the bit at the front end of the outer column. Is your spacer missing?

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Pete


Pete '79 S2

LEW Miss September 2009

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Sounds to me like the screws are loose. I've had that happen a couple of times, and it was just a matter of tightening them.

- T


Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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Removed the steering wheel and cowling and you were right, it just needed tightening up. Someone had put 4 zip ties round the column to hold on the stalks and these were loose. Ended up cutting them off.

Thanks guys.

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The same thing happened to me. I retightened the the clamping screws and the whole thing was loose soon after. It turns out one of the plastic ears had cracked and would not hold the tension anymore. I purchased a new stalk assembly back in Dec 2007. It was in stock, but I was told it was the only one in the US.

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The indicator unit was used by several British Leyland cars. I got a new one from the local Landrover dealer. It was off a series 3 landrover. The angle of the stalk was not quite right but I tweaked it in a vice to get the right angle. Connector plug was different but a soldering iron fixed that. Cost was $NZ115 about $US90

I also got a wiper stalk from a breaker off a Triumph 2000. I managed to pick up a spare of each at a recent swap meet for $10 ea

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