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19 Dec 2021 13:53 #1 by Warren Hampton
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So many coupes have had the motor mount tweaked and that can slightly tweak the fire wall mounts. A good sign of this is found on the lower fire wall panel. bent, sign like over -size rivets, patches, denting, waves. Vern and I were talking about motor mounts one day." If I sell a motor mount. I have to try it on a fire wall that I know has not bent." Tweak mount can be hard to see.
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19 Dec 2021 11:53 #2 by John Nichols
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thanks. will let you know what I hear.

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17 Dec 2021 18:45 #3 by Warren Hampton
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Looking at and replacing that chain is a good idea for all of us. it controsl our life. Adjustment is key to all the controls. Set control wheel level walk out front 10 paces and look at all wheels (OFF THE NOSE!) how are the tires wearing Has the motor mount been bent a bit, Have the control heim fitting ever been greased ?, they can wear or be dry and stick.
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01 Dec 2021 20:33 #4 by Edward Taylor
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Just a suggestion, have you checked the tension on chains under header tank for excess slack? Also the bushings on column for lubrication and wear under header tank?
Things I found on mine.

Ed
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30 Nov 2021 06:53 #5 by William James
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John I have the same problem . Since I bought the plane 6 years ago the steering has been very hard . Turning right requires significant strength and on take-off it requires some extra effort to maintain centerline (nothing safety wise ). I also have had most of the nose gear replaced and completely taken apart . . . no change . Since it does not create a significant problem and the shop says there is no safety problem , I am just living with it
If you stumble on a fix please let me know , I the same
Mine is a 415 - C

Regards

Bill
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29 Nov 2021 16:18 #6 by John Nichols
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Has anyone experienced a "wandering" steering problem?  We have an early model 415D that is very difficult to keep on the center line either on the taxiway or on takeoff.  We've had most of the front end replaced/serviced and can't seem to solve the problem.

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