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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:30 PM
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Steering shaft bushing ?
Post by gimpyrobb on May 3, 2006, 8:51pm

In moving around the Kaiser to get it ready for the F.E. I noticed that when I turn the steering wheel to the left, I get a moaning and thumping noise out of what seems to be the shaft in the column(sp?), has this happened to anyone else? I thought it might be the rag joint or something under the hood, but its not. When looking under the hood, it sounds like its behind the firewall.
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Re: Anyone else?
Post by kaiser715 on May 3, 2006, 9:10pm

My CJ did something similar, there is/was a nylon bushing at the bottom of the shaft that was worn out. Got one of my clients, a plastic molding place, make me a new one of that slick hard plastic stuff (i forget the initials of it). Took the tool man about 10 minutes or so.

edit: UHMW or something like that -- ultra high molecular something
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Post by binfordm715 on May 4, 2006, 9:14am

UHMW is correct. "Ultra High Molecular Weight" as I understand.
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Post by 503m715 on May 4, 2006, 8:40pm

Mine was doing same thing. The bushing at the end of steering shaft was trashed. I got a new one from ab Linn. If you need one and ab doesn't have any more, I think I have 1 more.
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Post by devildog on May 5, 2006, 9:44pm

Could it be UHDPE? Ultra High Density Polyethelene is used for making bearing products.
 

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