Re: [DML] Can I install a steering column bushing in backwards
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Re: [DML] Can I install a steering column bushing in backwards

Hi Mike,

I don't know if it's just me, but the DML emails seem to have been delayed by several days...

Anyway, I don't think you could install it backwards because I can't imagine what would hold it in place.  Also, the idea of cutting a bushing seems counter-intuitive.  I would suggest your best option is to just get the POR-15 solvent, and do it the right way.  I'm assuming the part that is seized is the U-joint to the splined steering column shaft?

Changing the bushing isn't bad at all.  It's only a few bolts and a plug to remove the steering column from the car, replace the bushing, curse for 5 minutes because you keep collapsing the column when you try to put it though the bushing, then eventually reattach to the U-joint on the steering shaft.

Just make sure you precisely mark the joint to the shaft before you disassemble or you'll have to waste time straightening your steering wheel.

Jake Kamphoefner

On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 9:56 PM, cambpd@xxxxxxxxx [dmcnews] <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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?




Posted by: Jake Kamphoefner <jake.kamphoefner@xxxxxxxxx>

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