From: Joe Ferguson []
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2001 12:58 AM
To: 928
Subject: [928] Steering wheel adjustment slipping

Greetings and happy holidays my 928 brethern.

I have a question. (This is a '83 S Euro, 5 sp.) I noticed today that the clamp that allows us to raise and lower the steering wheel seems to not be "clamping" very well. Is there an adjustment on there somewhere that will make it clamp tighter? I can loosen the clamp, raise the wheel to its top position, tighten the clamp and with only slight downward pressure on the wheel, it will go back down to its lower position again.

How do I tighten this up so the wheel stays in the adjusted position?

Thanks in advance, and Merry Christmas to all.




There is a clamp bolt that crosses under the steering column through all of the steering height adjustment bits. There is also a tube with a 6mm ball on one end and a spring the is trapped in there and provides the detent function as it aligns with a series of holes in one of the metal flanges.
DON'T take anything apart. Just tighten the nut. I think it is 13mm but don't quote me on that. Probably a 1/4 turn is going to fix your problem.
Don't loosen it to where it is right. If you go to far back it off and retighten it to the correct pressure then try the column height adjust to test. If it won't hold it's adjustment after you get it right then you need to get a new self-locking nut cause it's past it's prime. (cool got to use a possessive and a contraction on that one... LL).

Jay Kempf
79 US 5ish speed (shot the 6mm ball 20ft when I did it :)