I can’t really answer your question about installing the bushing from the outside in but I can tell you that the steering column does have to come out in order for you to push the bushing it. The new bushing has tabs that need to bend inwards in order for the bushing to go in. With the steering column inside the tabs will not be able to bend in and you will not be able to push the bushing in. Even if you slice the bushing in half you’ll only be able to install half of it.
Sorry to say this but the steering column has to come out. Once it is out you’ll be able to install the bushing from the inside.
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I need to install a new steering column bushing but can't budge the lower steering column from either top or bottom U joint to allow access space at the interior firewall. However there appears to be enough room on the outside firewall side to siip on a sliced bushing. The lower steering column is seized with POR-15 paint.
Has anyone ever installed a new steering column bushing backwards, that is from the outside of the firewall (trunk side) instead of from the interior of the car?
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