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What are all the "wear" items in a steering column

 
Old 01-06-2019, 05:11 PM
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Sorry if this has been covered, I tried looking around, but came up fairly empty handed. What are all the "wear" items that one would theoretically replace in a column rebuild? I have new oversized pivot pins and a wiper switch on the way, as those are the two known broken parts. I also added new bearings (couldn't find a new race, if anyone has a source that'd be great) and a new tilt key kit (something was jammed up in there, not sure if broke or not). I'm off on travel for work until March, and only come home the occasional weekend, trying to make sure everything that possibly could need replaced to get the column back together and functional when I'm home in two weekends is there and ready to go.
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I only replaced the lower knuckle and reused old pins because the new ones were not hardened. (verified with metal file). I also replaced the ignition cylinder while I had everything apart. I kept everything else original although I was wondering about the bearings.
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Bearings and races actually looked good (I rebuild bikes all the time, used to inspecting that stuff), but it was $40 to do them when the thing was already apart, so I said what the heck. Its got 170k miles on it, and much easier to just do now than later. I'm trying to get everything that does wear out tightened up and not on the verge of breaking/wearing right now, instead of doing it again in a year when it does.
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