New steer­ing col­umn

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Help! -

I wrote to you re­cently re­gard­ing the steer­ing col­umn on my 2000 Vaux­hall Brava. I need a re­place­ment in­ner col­umn steer­ing shaft, but have been un­able to find one in the UK. It seems that my only course of ac­tion may be to source an over­seas com­pany that could pos­si­bly as­sist me. Do you know of any com­pa­nies that could help? E Har­ri­son I did find a num­ber of sites in the US that can re­pair steer­ing col­umns. One such com­pany is

steer­ing­columnser­vices.com. An­other op­tion is carid.com, which makes custom steer­ing col­umns. I am not sure of the costs in­volved, in­clud­ing the ship­ping and im­port costs, which might be pro­hib­i­tive, but I have sup­plied the de­tails so you may con­tact them. Do re­mem­ber the time dif­fer­ence in the US when phon­ing.

As noted be­fore, the Brava was also sold as the Izusu Faster or Rodeo. I have sent you a print­out of the Rodeo col­umn from

parts.com, as this may help to match the unit with your ve­hi­cle’s col­umn; un­for­tu­nately, parts.com does not do busi­ness with cus­tomers out­side of the US. I have also in­cluded a print­out from a sec­ond­hand parts sup­plier in the US, which does have plenty of Rodeo steer­ing col­umns avail­able. You will, of course, ap­pre­ci­ate that I have not used any of these com­pa­nies and so these are only sug­ges­tions and not rec­om­men­da­tions.

Read­ers photo show­ing steer­ing col­umn and the ve­hi­cle.

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