Join Date: Nov 2001
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Re: Lower steering column bearing replacement
Based on your comments, I went out and pulled the clip and the cap just to see how much problem it was (believe it or not, it's 53 degrees here at 9:30PM in mid November, where was this weather when I was doing that frame swap). I was about to go get a screwdriver to pry out the bearing when my fingers found a big opening on the back side of the column tube. Just stuck a finger in and pushed the bearing part way out. I don't have a new one yet so I didn't pull it all the way out. It looks like a no brainer though.
I used the part numbers you gave me to do a search on the net. Leaving the "J" off the front, I verified that the part number was correct but I also found that a 4487696K gives you a complete kit with a new cup and clip for an extra dollar. Thanks, I'll call my parts guy in the morning.