Steering column sloppy

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  1. buickv6

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    Is there a bearing in the steering column near the fire wall I can replace? I can move the shaft where it just enters the engine bay a half inch or so. I am not sure if I need a shaft steady bearing or pull the column to repair?
     

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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    I don't think they had one originally since the box was right there to support it but in your case I would think you would need one.
     
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    true, does the rag joint flange come off the column shaft with a puller? That would make this easier.
     
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    No lower bearing, not necessary. Flange on steering shaft bolts to the rag joint, the rigidity of joint keeps shaft in place, plus aligned with steering gear shaft. Probably need a new rag joint, common replacement part.
     
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    that clears it up for me, since I went to a mustang rack with universal joints I will have to add a support bearing because of this.
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    I don't believe the flange comes off, probably need to pull the shaft out.
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    when I cut my column for the rack n pinion I had to install a support bearing in the end of the column.
    I had pics but lost them in a puter crash.
     
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    When I cut my column for the Borgenson conversion, it didn't have a support bearing. I'm not certain it was never one there, but, everything is tight -- no issues.
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    mine didn't have one either, I put one there because it came with the kit...RC 107.
     
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    thanks, I am install a bushing in the end of the column
     
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