1971 steering column diagram needed

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1971 steering column diagram needed

Postby Crewcabstripper » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:47 pm

The steering column in my 71 D200 auto flops all over the place at the top side by the turn signal switch. I'm thinking it's the upper column bushing/bearing. I've never had one of these apart so does anyone have a detailed disassembly of one with pics or have a shop exploded diagram so I can get an idea of what might be the cause of this issue?
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Re: 1971 steering column diagram needed

Postby classiclvr » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:41 am

yup....same here
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Re: 1971 steering column diagram needed

Postby MadMC63 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:56 am

I sent you both a PM. Provide me with your emails and I'll send you a jpeg exploded view from the Parts manual and any other info you need. Be mindful that the bushing you are talking about is a bearing and that bearing is surrounded by a rubber isolator and that rubber isolator has a small staple in it that provides the only ground allowing your horn to work, don't remove it.
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Re: 1971 steering column diagram needed

Postby Crewcabstripper » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:41 pm

Are the upper and lower bearings available along with the bearing retainers? If so where can I get them?
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Re: 1971 steering column diagram needed

Postby MadMC63 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:50 am

I've seen the upper bearing 1828911 is available on eBay and Mopar Mall but think the price is to high, $90.00 to $158.00. You should be able to match it up somewhere. The lower 2907597 is on eBay.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/311784247706?rmvSB=true
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Re: 1971 steering column diagram needed

Postby MadMC63 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:38 am

That ones gone now. This doesn't have a picture but is the right number.
http://www.connecticutclassiccarparts.c ... derby=date
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Re: 1971 steering column diagram needed

Postby johnah » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:20 pm

Probably not the bearing, remove the steering wheel then the turn signal mechanicsam. You should see the head of two retainer bolts if their lose you found the problem. Pull the housing you'll need to replace them (the bolts) and the square nuts under them, when you tighten them ( the nuts ) they slide out and lock in the square notches in the column tube. I have a pic that might help but it's to big to load. PM a email to me if you want it.
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Re: 1971 steering column diagram needed

Postby Crewcabstripper » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:10 am

Johnah sent an email to you. Anyone have any tips on how to remove the 3 spoke horn button without breaking it?

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Re: 1971 steering column diagram needed

Postby PwrWgnDrvr » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:51 am

Pry out gently at the base with a screwdriver, between each spoke separately, while lifting. U have to release the 3 catch points.
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Re: 1971 steering column diagram needed

Postby MadMC63 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:55 pm

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Re: 1971 steering column diagram needed

Postby Crewcabstripper » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:05 pm

Does anyone have an idea on what could be causing this excessive play? Not around my tools for another week so can't tear into it until then. Wanting to get a good idea on what I'll need to replace while I'm in there. I know I need a new shifter collar it's dried out and cracked really bad. Know where I can find one?

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