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Great news! No big deal to run a charging line because more systems are energized.


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It was suggested to me to run a small bungie cord from the bottom of the steering wheel and connect to anything under the driver's seat. This seem to put enough pressure on the wheel to stop the wobble but not interfere with normal towing.

FMCA is currently collecting data to present to GM in hopes of getting a response.





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esyers wrote:

FMCA is currently collecting data to present to GM in hopes of getting a response.

It took pressure and horror stories, but FCA came up with a fix for Jeeps.

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j-d wrote:

esyers wrote:

FMCA is currently collecting data to present to GM in hopes of getting a response.

It took pressure and horror stories, but FCA came up with a fix for Jeeps.


I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for FMCA to do anything. They are trying to dig out of the Verizon mess they got into, and the leadership is trying cover everything up to save their jobs.


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I'm not holding my breath. The bungie cord is working just fine.

And I have about 1000 percent more confidence in FMCA than in GM even with the current hoopla. Only because I've been burned by GM before.

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esyers wrote:

I'm not holding my breath. The bungie cord is working just fine.

And I have about 1000 percent more confidence in FMCA than in GM even with the current hoopla. Only because I've been burned by GM before.


Just bought an Equinox. Could you post a pic of this solution? Thanks.

When I ran a tow truck, we took an old fan belt, looped it through the steering wheel and closed the door on it. I suppose this is the same thing, yes?


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jplante4 wrote:

esyers wrote:

I'm not holding my breath. The bungie cord is working just fine.

And I have about 1000 percent more confidence in FMCA than in GM even with the current hoopla. Only because I've been burned by GM before.


Just bought an Equinox. Could you post a pic of this solution? Thanks.

When I ran a tow truck, we took an old fan belt, looped it through the steering wheel and closed the door on it. I suppose this is the same thing, yes?


NO, it is not the same thing. What you did with the belt kept the steering wheel from turning. You want the steering wheel to turn when cornering, but not over correct when coming out of the corner.

You simply take a couple of bunge cords and loop them through the steering wheel and secure them to the seat bottom. This will allow the steering wheel to move while making a turn but keep enough centering force on the wheel to keep it from over correcting thus stopping the wobble.

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