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Upper Steering shaft bearing

 
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:04 PM
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Upper Steering shaft bearing

I was having trouble with my steering having hard spots in it and just found out that I need new upper bearing for the steering shaft, I knew it had play, but i thought it was just loose bolts. After taking off the air bag the shaft screw was tight in place. Now I just need to get a puller to take off the steering wheel and see what I am gonna need. Anybody gone down this road before? I am hoping I can get away with a new bearing and maybe bearing cups, The fun part of the whole thing is I get to go direct to Ford to get these parts!! THX for any input!!
 
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:03 PM
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If your just having hard spots when turning the wheel it would be one of the two U joints, lower gets crusty and wears out first and runs a couple hundred + at the Dealer.
 
 
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