Yeah, turns out , the needle bearings in my old bearings were not present. It is a pain in the *** to get the steering shaft off the lower splined part of the steering column. I had to hammer down on it more than I wanted and in a extremely confined space to swing the hammer. I also ended up cutting the inner bearing race off the steering column shaft and then filed down the burs from the cut. Then , as mentioned above, I packed the new bearing with more grease and took a piece of wood and tapped the new bearing into the plastic retainer thing. Then I used a deep 1 1/8 socket and tapped the new bearing with retainer up the shaft until the raised part of the retainer went all the way into the cut out for that. While doing that you have to have someone jam a pry bar on the lower part of the steering column and that tube to keep the shaft from moving up while you tap the bearing and retainer all the way up in the cut out. Be careful not to bend the tube when prying.Now that I think of it you might be able to put some vise grips on the shaft and up against the tube to keep it from moving up while hammering. Then just line up and install the metal cap thing and clip. Then you have to center the steering shaft up and hammer the shaft back onto the steering column spines. Way too much hammering on my recently new steering shaft. Know that some of this job can be a pain in the ***. But it's done and no more knock knock in the steering. Thanks for the help fellas
1984 jeep cj7, 258 I6, rebuilt T176,rebuilt Dana 300, amc 20 , dana 30, 4.10's Trac-lok in rear , 4.10's detroit soft locker in dana 30, 2.5 inch bds suspension lift, 1 inch polyurethan body mount lift. Line ex. weber carburetor. factory tach. factory clock ,oem replacement speedomter cluster, and oil pressure gauge, factory volt gauge.