Steering column rebuilding

aluke0510

Basic User
City
Arizona
State
AZ
#1
My column is tilt with floor shift. My steering wheel has slop up and down. I presume it is from the previous guy screwing up the upper bearing between the tilt mechanism and lock plate.

Been calling and going to auto parts stores and nobody seems to have the part for either Jeep or GM columns. Chrysler says the part is no longer available from them even.

Anybody know how hard it is to replace this part and where I can even find it. I have steering wheel puller and lock plate compressor from previously working on a YJ steering column.

Thanks,
Andrew
 
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aluke0510

Basic User
City
Arizona
State
AZ
#3
I just had the wheel off, lock plate off, and turn signal switch out. Bearing doesn't look good as the inner bearing race pulls out from the outer. But if those torx bolts are loose as well and if I replace the turn signal cam too then iayayi. Think I'll spend $425 for a rebuilt column... http://www.columnsgalore.com/CJSERIES.htm

Last thing I want to do is go into this column 5 more times...

Nice article though, thanks,
 
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OGRES

Legacy Registered User
LIFETIME
City
Suwanee
State
GA
#4
I had the same problem with slop in the steering wheel. I opened everything up and had to tighten the four torx bolts way down inside the column and replace the bearings. Like you have noticed, they don't sell the bearing for our jeeps. I did manage to find a rebuild set at the jeep dealership that had the correct bearing with some other parts to the ignition system. I had to remove a steel race retainer around the bearings to get it to work.

Check out this thread for some good info.

http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread.php?26622-Tilt-Steering-Wobble&highlight=
 
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