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If I'm to grab your steering wheel firmly and give it a nice little shake (not rotational, but as if you're checking to see if it is loose), the steering wheel clicks, and I can feel the click. The wheel itself doesn't move, well perhaps just a tiny bit when it clicked. I definitely know it's the wheel and not the column which is locked down.

It has never done that before, but I started noticing it in the past few weeks when I'm turning. Is it normal for the steering wheel to loosen over time? In all my cars, steering wheels have always felt rock solid, even after 10 years.

Is this yet another T-A-D-T-S issue, courtesy of Lotus?
 

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thanks but I think the clicking is more localized to the steering wheel, although I wouldn't rule it out just yet that it might be cause by something at the other end, as suggested...
 

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I have this issue also - ever since I bought the car with 2k miles. It is on my list for my next service appt.
 

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I just started noticing this in my car. Started around 1K miles. Feel slight give and click sometimes when I turn the wheel.
I'm not sure if this corrisponds with another problem. First time I got the car up to 100mph I got alot of shaking from the front. At first I thought the shaking was from the splitter protector, but later discovered the shaking was from a tire that was on ounce out of balance (from the factory).
after correcting the balance I still feel some "float" in the front end at high speed (between 80 and 100mph):shrug:
will have to add this to the list when I send the car for service while i'm on vacation.
 

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I just started noticing this in my car. Started around 1K miles. Feel slight give and click sometimes when I turn the wheel.
I'm not sure if this corrisponds with another problem. First time I got the car up to 100mph I got alot of shaking from the front. At first I thought the shaking was from the splitter protector, but later discovered the shaking was from a tire that was on ounce out of balance (from the factory).
after correcting the balance I still feel some "float" in the front end at high speed (between 80 and 100mph):shrug:
will have to add this to the list when I send the car for service while i'm on vacation.
The Evora is very sensitive to front wheel alignment, a downside to the great handling setup that it has. I also had some "float" when I initially got mine, albeight at 150+ mph. Also, the steering wheel was not quite on center. It took my dealer almost 3 hours to get it exactly right, completely changed high-speed behaviour.

Because its so sensitive you need to take the road shoulder slope into consideration when setting it up, ans since they drive on the "wrong" side in the UK, it probably needs local correction.TADTS
 

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I just started noticing this in my car. Started around 1K miles. Feel slight give and click sometimes when I turn the wheel.
I'm not sure if this corrisponds with another problem. First time I got the car up to 100mph I got alot of shaking from the front. At first I thought the shaking was from the splitter protector, but later discovered the shaking was from a tire that was on ounce out of balance (from the factory).
after correcting the balance I still feel some "float" in the front end at high speed (between 80 and 100mph):shrug:
will have to add this to the list when I send the car for service while i'm on vacation.
Have a look to the caster angle: I don't know the right value for an Evora but I think that proper value could be in the range from 4,5° to 5,5°. Values too low could cause that hi speed floating issue.
 

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Do you use the steering wheel to lever yourself in and out of the car?
 

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I just received my car (haven't had time to upload pics yet but I will). In any case, I immediately noticed the same thing with my steering wheel. I promptly took the car to my local dealer who informed me there is a campaign to address this very issue. Thankfully it is a quick fix.

Here are links to two other threads that discuss this issue and the campaign....

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170/evora-steering-column-107423/

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170/possible-snapping-steering-wheel-105934/
 

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I have this issue also - ever since I bought the car with 2k miles. It is on my list for my next service appt.

I also have noticed a click in the steering wheel-column, when turning at slower speed, since my car was brand new. It feels like a loose bushing in the column at the steering wheel. I can sometimes feel it when stopped, and turning the wheel slightly. However, it has not gotten any worse over time. It's on my warranty fix list.
 

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I have been noticing the same issues at higher speeds 85++
I just attributed the the float to road conditions!
 

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Naimah raises a good point. I had this issue on my Elise...turns out it was just a loose u-joint in the steering column.
 

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Just to note, mine does not have this issue (knock on wood). Although, mine hasnt had many of the issues reported on these forums. Perhaps i got lucky, or my dealer addressed many issues while they had it for those months before selling to me. :)
Im sure i just jinxed myself!
 

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I don't think it matters when they were built. They all have the same parts, design, and assembled by the same plant. I plan to see if I can fix it myself.

To me, it just feels like a bolt (or two) needs tightening.
 

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I have had this issue from day one, as well. It does a slight click and move down a very small amount.
I'm pretty sure there was a TSB on this. The fix is very simple (requires replacing an existing spacer (with a thicker one) in the steering column behind the steering wheel). The dealer did it to my car ~8 months ago.
 

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Squidward,

Actually I believe that for this issue it does matter when your car was built. As it was described to me, an improperly sized spacer was used (at a point where the steering wheel meets the steering column) in cars built before a certain serial number (I'm not sure what the cutoff is but I can say my October 2010 build date 2011 has this issue). My car will get fixed the next time I stop by the dealer. I have been told it is a very quick fix. While I am sure you can fix the issue yourself, you will still need the new version of the spacer (which is slightly larger than the old version).
 
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