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Re: Steering column disassembly

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Posted by Lane on June 11, 2005 at 16:45:12:

In Reply to: Posted by on June 11, 2005 at 14:21:11:

: Hi guys, I'm trying to replace the outter steering tube on a early column shift 2a. The problem I'm having is getting the tube off the steering shaft, it says in the manuel I have to remove the horn wire? And how do you get the upper shaft bearing out, it seems to me if I can remove the bearing the steering tub should come off? Where am I going wrong. Thanks Gary

Gary, the horn wire should be screwed on to the relay plate on the tube. Its about 2" long with spring loaded contact to the brass bushing on the steering shaft. Take that off then lube up the upper bearing against the steering tube. Its probably just rusted a bit. The upper bearing is pressed in to the outer tube. With that done, unless I missed something, you should be able to remove the outer tube by pounding on the main steering tube with a soft hammer or piece of wood so you don't damage the threads. I've just rebuilt mine so its fresh in the memory.

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