Tilt steering column bearings
The tilt steering column in my CJ had some play in it so today I tore it down with the intentions of applying some loctite to and tightening the bolts. As I was pulling the collar off ball bearings started flowing. The plastic bearing cage is toast so I am going to have to replace the bearing. Here in lies the problem - I know I wont be able to find it locally and I am flying out to North Carolina Monday and may not be back for several months. I need to get this column back together so my wife can use the CJ as a back up when needed.
I know these columns are pretty much the same column used in some GM/Chevy trucks - does anyone know of a GM or Chevy that may have the same bearings that I can cross reference at the parts house? I was thinking I may be able to find the bearing for a more popular vehicle.
Here is a pic of the kit with bearings for reference:
My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets.
When I was insolent, I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds. Pretty standard, really.