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Thread: Stalker: Play between steering arm and knuckle

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    Default Stalker: Play between steering arm and knuckle

    Hi Folks, I have discovered a fair bit of play between the steering arm and the knuckle on my stalker. It looks like are only attached on the ball joint knuckle so I cant just tighten the nut. The play is on both sides and is greatest on the left side.

    Is this a known issue and are there any suggested fixes?

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    rnr, see photo. Easy, straightforward fix. Been running this setup since 2013 with ZERO issues. Solid, zero-slop steering.
    - Rear of steering arm needs to be placed flush against the spindle
    - Castle nut needs to be shimmed with a 1/2" grade 8 washer to ensure the steering arm is torqued to the lower ball joint
    - The coupling nut/set screw is the icing on the cake

    Coupling nuts and set screws available from McMaster-Carr

    Coupling nut: https://www.mcmaster.com/90983A261/
    Set screw: https://www.mcmaster.com/94105A638/

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    Thanks xcarguy
    06 Lotus Elise
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    Very welcome.
    Stalker V8, chassis #85

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