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Old 05-02-2021, 02:19 PM
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Default Steering column lower bearing

Hi group. On my 67 Firebird, non tilt, non column shift, is there anyway to get some lube on to the lower column bearing without taking the whole thing apart? There's nothing wrong with the bearing but I would like to get some lube on it.

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Old 05-03-2021, 01:43 PM
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When you say "some lube" what did you have in mind? If there's nothing wrong with it I'm not sure how you'd be able to get anything in there without tearing it apart. They do make replacement bearings for the lower, but not for the one in the upper column, at least they didn't the last time I checked.

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Old 05-03-2021, 04:05 PM
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I'm just thinking about some grease on the bearings. I'm sure they are dry after all these years
Can that lower bearing be detached (at the bottom of the column tube) and slid down a little toward the rag link?

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Old 05-04-2021, 11:13 AM
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Here's a couple pics of my column (before and after cleaning). Right above the rag joint coupler and the white ring is where the bearing is, I don't see how you would actually get any grease in there without tearing it apart. Also a couple pics of the bearing assembly itself.
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