Upper steering coulumn bearing

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Upper steering coulumn bearing

Post by JMZ421 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:50 am

Started on my steering box rebuild. I have a NOS upper column bearing. Should I grease that felt part prior to install.
Also, I notice 4 small holes on the outer column right where where that felt is located. Are those holes there to squirt a few shots of oil on that felt every so often. Thanks for your help. John


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Re: Upper steering coulumn bearing

Post by 85jeepcj » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:38 pm

I would grease the bearings and saturate the felt with oil.

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Re: Upper steering coulumn bearing

Post by JMZ421 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:35 am

Ok, it looks like I can force some grease in there on the bottom without taking anything apart. This is the same bearing that was in there and I never had an issue with it. Thanks for your input, John


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