Help needed, or my Longchamp will soon be stationary. At the biyearly checkup MOT approval, play in the left steering arm was detected. Right side is perfect. So I need a new part. Problem is that the usual sources tell me they haven't seen this before, and that DeTomaso at that time used many different parts from different vendors. So does anybody have this or know what vendor it is and what other car might have the same system?
See below, rubber boot removed. On the right is the toothed rod coming straight out of the steering box, no play there, perfect. On the left is the rod that connects to the outer steering arm. And holding it together is some kind of sleeve/nut. In that connection is the play, very visible. I have no idea about what is worn. Who has seen this system on another car, what car?
(in three weeks if I don't have it fixed my license plates are taken away from me )