Series Land Rovers have been fitted with two types of steering mechanism over the years. Early models were fitted with a worm and nut mechanism and later models with a circulating ball mechanism. The types are interchangeable.
On the front of the chassis is mounted a steering relay.
Movement to this relay is carried from the steering box via a drop arm and a longitudinal. It's the bushes in the relay that dampen the road shocks. A drag link then transmits this movement to one of the swivel hubs. The swivel hubs are connected by an adjustable track rod.
Some ball joints may have grease nipples fitted
but otherwise the only maintenance required is topping up the steering box as needed with EP90 oil.
The May 2010 UK homepage refers to the advantages of having a steering damper fitted and outlines the fitting of a steering damper kit to a Series Land Rover.
In June 2014 the UK homepage highlighted what factors influence the unduly large turning circle that a Series Land Rover has. Some ways that it may be combated were mentioned.
Archived Steering Articles From Foreign Homepages
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1. The Oct 2013 Australian homepage listed tyres, brakes, wheel bearings and wheel alignment as factors influencing why the vehicle pulls to one side instead of steering straight. Possible solutions and remedies were suggested.
In June 2014 the Australian homepage highlighted what factors influence the unduly large turning circle that a Series Land Rover has. Some ways that it may be combated were also mentioned.
The March 2007 USA homepage looked at steering fault diagnosis - listing six problems that can to attributed to steering problems and suggesting how they may be cured.
The April 2010 USA homepage focussed on the maintenance of the Series Land Rover steering system. It described how to perform a thorough check of the system and what measures could be taken to carry out a routine maintenance schedule.
5. The May 2012 USA homepage discussed some steering system checks that are important to make in order to ensure that the steering system remains safe and efficient.
6. The September 2013 USA homepage discussed the causes and remedies
of a Series Land Rover having the steering too heavy.
The October 2013 USA homepage discussed the causes and remedies
of a Series Land Rover having the steering too loose.
8. The November 2013 USA homepage discussed the causes and remedies
relating to steering vibration.
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