He's talking about the bushing in the firewall. Not the bushings inside the rack.
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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.
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.
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