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I have 2 more steering shaft bearings left. This replaces the rubber bushing at the firewall which causes steering wheel movement. Easy install in about a 1-1.5 hours. I am including the hardware as well. $44 shipped each.
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I installed one of these, and the solidity in the steering gear thus gained was remarkable. A great improvement over the weaksauce original solution.
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Thanks John. I installed mine a few days ago and had the exact same reaction.
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Currently sold out but have a small batch on it's way. Thanks to those who purchased.
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I would like to see a picture of what you're selling.
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how did I miss this? I'll take one when you get them back in stock.
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This goes on the interior side of the firewall, over the hole for the current bushing. Remove the steering column, press this over the current bushing, drill two holes for the fasteners, reinstall, and off you go. An inexpensive and not difficult mod which yields noticeable benefits.
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I added a picture of it installed. Clean and hides well under the carpet.
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I have 2 left from this batch arriving in a few days.
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Do you disconnect at the rag joint and this slides up?
Or pull the wheel and it goes on?
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You take the shaft out, by disconnecting at the pinch bolt, removing the two bolts at the wheel end, and disconnecting the electricals (and some trim pieces, of course). So the wheel stays on the shaft, but the shaft comes out. The hardest part, other than drilling the holes in the firewall, because working in the footwell is always going to involve some contortion, is gently prying the electrical connectors apart which have been together for a quarter-century (and which were never really designed for easy removal/reinstallation, IMO). If you really want to give yourself some room to work with, remove the seat. I didn't bother, but I still think I'm a young man, so I had the sore muscles and joints afterward!
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Install is easy if you pull the entire steering column out. The only thing reused is the plastic piece that you can hammer into the bearing. Removing the seat will give you a ton more room but I didnt feel it was necessary either. And you dont have to do anything from under the car. You can reach the steering shaft pinch bolt from the engine bay.
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Rather than have two threads selling the same thing (and since I think I brought the first batch over), I've got a few of these left, on-hand for immediate shipment. Same price - $40 shipped. Once these are gone, I'm out. PM me for payment details.
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I'll take one. I can send money tonight when I get home.

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