Steering clam shell rattle fix?

Discussion in '348/355' started by Carmellini, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. Carmellini

    Carmellini Formula Junior

    Jul 16, 2019
    Really get annoyed by interior rattles and squeaks. At certain speeds, I get a rattle out of steering column plastic clamshell. What would be the best fix? I could apply some silicone to the seam, solve the problem, and make a mess....LOL. But there has got to be a cleaner, better way?

    Perhaps some sort of gummy tape on the inside? Ideas? Certain there is a simple product just for this....???
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  3. steved033

    steved033 F1 Rookie
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    Apr 12, 2017
    Atlanta, GA
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    Steve D.
    I'd open it up and make sure any wires or connectors inside aren't bouncing/rubbing/chafing, and no screw bosses are broken.

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  4. 285ferrari

    285ferrari F1 World Champ

    Sep 11, 2004
    Southern Md
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    Is it missing a screw? There are many that hold it in place. Look up under there with a flashlight and make sure all the crews are in and tight. They get loose and fall out
  5. KevZep

    KevZep Karting

    Feb 17, 2020
    New Zealand
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    Kevin Bennett
    I put a strip of self adhesive foam around the seam on mine, worked a treat. Its that stuff you'd use to seal a door from drafts.
    Its a bit fiddly but the result is worth it.
    This is on a 348.....
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  6. yelcab

    yelcab F1 World Champ

    Nov 29, 2001
    San Carlos, CA
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    Mitchell Le
    There are two or three plastic screws that hold the upper piece to the lower piece, and then there are two or three metal screws that hold the bottom piece to the steering column. At least one or two are missing on yours.
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  8. QSA

    QSA Karting
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    Jun 3, 2011
    Kingwood, TX
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