steering column bearings

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by 75Maro, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. 75Maro

    75Maro Veteran Member

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    tore down my steering column to replace bearings upper and lower.
    Cant find any threads on this can someone help out.
     
  2. Green hornet

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    I just rebuilt a tilt column for mine. Cleaned all the bearings and greased them. I’m not sure what inform you are looking for.
     
  3. 75Maro

    75Maro Veteran Member

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    can the bearings be sourced for replacement
     
  4. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    Yes I found them on various sites when doing a search. I just cleaned mine up and re-greased theme. Here is a heads up on the lower bearing. I ordered a new one from a reproduction site (to remain nameless) the bearing snaps into a plastic piece that then fits into the very bottom of the column. It is held in place with a snap ring. Well the Bearing does not fit tite in the plastic piece allowing the entire bearing assembly to rotate. I ended up cleaning the old one and regressing it. Hope this helps.
     
  5. 75Maro

    75Maro Veteran Member

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    I picked up the crown auto unit from Summit. Hopefully it fits and doesn't spin cause my lower bearing was completely shot. A few ball bearings had already fallen out. How about the upper bearing?
     
  6. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    There are a few different ones. Just search gm steering column bearings
     
  7. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

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    Do you have a bearing shop nearby ? Like Brown Bearing.Or maybe Chevrolet
     
  8. 75Maro

    75Maro Veteran Member

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    There’s a Pervis about 10 minutes away from me. I’ll check with them
     
  9. 75Maro

    75Maro Veteran Member

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    Thanks I just installed this exact bearing this morning. I’m trying to locate the upper bearing now. Any info on it?
     

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