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 Post subject: Ed lower steering column bearing?
Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:06 pm 
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So I guess this is now cactus? It's the lower steering column on my ed. Do these have a replaceable bearing? I have been guilty of keeping the spray up to it but it's never come out like this.
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Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:42 pm 
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thread moved..
the 6 cyl forum is for engine releted topics only..
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 Post subject: Re: Ed lower steering column bearing?
Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:33 pm 
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My bad. Saw gear box suspension brake and everything else under the sun but no steering..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ed lower steering column bearing?
Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:38 pm 
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Hi, my understanding is there is no replacement bearing HOWEVER the more mature guru's here may be able to point you in the correct direction........
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Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:32 pm 
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I don't think there is a replacement part. im getting mine looked at by a suspension shop. got fixed once and lasted a week and now he has put some clamps around it so it doesn't come out(temp fix). he is working on a custom setup, ill let u know how it all goes for a ed v8
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 Post subject: Re: Ed lower steering column bearing?
Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:51 pm 
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You pretty much have to change to column for the easiest fix.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:39 pm 
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I recondition the columns with a new better bearing.....the original is like it's made of tin.
One of the problems of them being damaged is by people dropping the column down without unbolting it from the floor.....especially when a/c work is being done.
If the dash has to come out, take the whole column out....only takes about 10 mins to remove it completely......the intermediate steering shaft only goes on one way.....and the bolt for it must be totally removed to get the steering shaft out.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:26 pm 
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cjh wrote:
I recondition the columns with a new better bearing.....the original is like it's made of tin.



rude question ....... how do you do that?? :mrgreen:
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Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:51 pm 
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I reckon mine might be stuffed too. Whats yours like when you turn the wheel?

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Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:56 pm 
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fezlane wrote:
I reckon mine might be stuffed too. Whats yours like when you turn the wheel?

Steve



with me x's it felt 'rough' turning wheel either way .. sorta 'clunky' ?? if ya knows what i mean
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Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:58 pm 
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mine just feels like it gets stiffer so as you turn wheel its easy then hard then easy and loses self centering sometimes if youre in the hard bit.
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Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:06 pm 
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if ya can be bothered pull the column out & clean the bearing out & regrease ... may help it "last" longa :?:
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Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:11 pm 
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Yeah but got a serious case of the cbf's at the moment.

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Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:11 pm 
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cjh wrote:
I recondition the columns with a new better bearing.....the original is like it's made of tin.



rude question ....... how do you do that?? :mrgreen:


Trade secret.....I figured it out myself on how to recondition them.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:14 pm 
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fezlane wrote:
mine just feels like it gets stiffer so as you turn wheel its easy then hard then easy and loses self centering sometimes if youre in the hard bit.


When it gets stiffer as you turn, it is because it's behaving like a sprag.....like in a Torque Converter, or an auto tranny.....or a starter clutch in a motorbike.....slips one way, locks up the other way.

 

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