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Unread 01-10-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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I need pitman shaft main bearing

My needle bearing the one that has a lip and the rebuildkit didn't come with this part

How can I source it

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Unread 01-11-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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Bump for ya. I'd like a confirmed source for this bearing as well.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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Found it. West Texas off road . Google that
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Unread 01-11-2013, 12:16 PM   #4
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Damn they need a website update..

Tried calling, no answer.. i'll try again later.

Did you buy just a bearing kit or the entire rebuild kit?
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Unread 01-11-2013, 12:42 PM   #5
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The rebuild kits that come for the 96 and newer steering gears don't even contain bearings, its just a seal and ring kit, the 95 and older kits contain the non lipped sector shaft and stub shaft bearings but no thrust bearings. Guess the general assumption is the never steering gears still have good bearing where as the slightly older gears need new bearings????, logic escapes me on that one!

I'm in the process of sourcing the sector shaft bearing and have my feelers out at car quest the said they had a source and would call me back, that was almost a week ago, ya know how that goes, need to follow up, haven't had a chance to try Napa yet, been too busy working the job but will expedite!!!
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Unread 01-11-2013, 12:44 PM   #6
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Call them again. Picked up for me
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Unread 01-11-2013, 12:56 PM   #7
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Call them again. Picked up for me
Hehehe, they are around the block from me and along the way back to work , ill go there in a few minutes and re inquire before i get back to work!!!!
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Unread 01-11-2013, 01:04 PM   #8
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Call them again. Picked up for me
Twice now.. lunch break i guess.

They stated they had the bearing with lip?

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Hehehe, they are around the block from me and along the way back to work , ill go there in a few minutes and re inquire before i get back to work!!!!
Cool.. let us know before i call again please.

Now i'm confused, West Texas Offroad is in IL?
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Unread 01-11-2013, 01:07 PM   #9
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LMAO.. nevermind.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #10
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I'm pretty sure it has a lip. Either way it'll work . Bh20-20 is the model number
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Unread 01-11-2013, 01:41 PM   #11
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I inquired again but the guy i talked to initially was out at the time so i told em again to call me and while i work im waiting for the call.........
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Unread 01-11-2013, 05:28 PM   #12
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$10.00 Amazon
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Unread 01-11-2013, 05:57 PM   #13
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$10.00 Amazon
Post url please, need to verify this is indeed the correct part.

Im still waiting for that non existsnt callback from carquest..... I'll
have to go in tomorrow and push the issue!!!
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Unread 01-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #14
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I sent off an email yesterday to Red Head, theres a review here from someone who just installed one of their rebuilt units.

Asked if they offer a bearing or all inclusive rebuild kit, no reply as of yet. Mentioned the issue with finding the "lipped" bearing..
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Unread 01-12-2013, 08:29 PM   #15
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Yea they sent me one without a lip and it has more needles I think but it fit fine. I'm just worried because when I put in the nylon washer/upper seal it went in real right and also don't see how that stops leaks. Then the washer on after that.. But the retaining clip gap was 3/16" above the washer so the snap ring wouldn't even hold it together so I put in another washer and put the "dust boot" on the inside of the ring
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