1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Bolt found by pedals

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by JSRoberts, 6 Nov 2018.

  1. JSRoberts

    Joined:
    6 Nov 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi all,

    I notice the other day there was a bolt loose under my pedals, and am concerned on where it came from and if it needs to be seen to or not. I've tried to take a picture of the view up towards to steering wheel and have notice what I think is where the bolt belongs on the steering column, but I'm not sure what I'm looking at so would like a more experienced second opinion!

    Car is Kia Picanto Domino, 1.1l, 60 reg and has done roughly 87k miles.

    Hope you guys can help,

    James
     

    Attached Files:

  2. JohnD

    Joined:
    15 Nov 2005
    Messages:
    53,422
    Thanks Received:
    2,691
    Location:
    Sindelfingen
    Country:
    Germany
    has the car been in a crash? it looks like it has had a suspicious welded repair.

    show us the bolt.
     
  3. JSRoberts

    Joined:
    6 Nov 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hasn't been in a crash, when I bought it, it was cat registered on any level, though I agree it does seem a little corroded.

    This is the bolt
     

    Attached Files:

  4. Burnerman

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2008
    Messages:
    18,486
    Thanks Received:
    3,583
    Location:
    Northumberland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Ignore the welding and lack of paint - Nissans are similar.
    You can see the pinch bolt on the universal joint - can you see the other end which is out of shot?
    I must say, I was expecting to see some yellow paint!
    Are you certain its from your car....its an A2 stainless screw which isnt very common!
    John:)
     
  5. JSRoberts

    Joined:
    6 Nov 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    What is the yellow paint?
    Well I'm pretty sure it's from the car, it was resting on top of the foot rest next to the clutch when I saw it, so looks like it has fallen and landed on there.
    James
     
  6. Burnerman

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2008
    Messages:
    18,486
    Thanks Received:
    3,583
    Location:
    Northumberland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    The bolt heads are dabbed with paint so you can see at a glance if they are slackening.
    Check the pedal box holding the clutch and brake pedals, and also the accellerator pedal area for a similar item.
    John :)
     
  7. JSRoberts

    Joined:
    6 Nov 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    That's a plan, considering it was resting on the foot rest next to the clutch, I would imagine it would belong to the clutch and maybe at a push the brake. But will give it a good look over tomorrow afternoon.
    James
     
  8. Burnerman

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2008
    Messages:
    18,486
    Thanks Received:
    3,583
    Location:
    Northumberland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Do check the other clamp bolt on the universal joint, as I mentioned before!
    Hope you find something!
    John :)
     
Loading...

Share This Page