Tip of the Day - Knocking Through Steering Column
I have felt a pretty severe knock through the steering column since I put the Jeep on the road. The lower bearing retainer was loose in the column and the entire shaft would move about 1/8" either direction.
I expect the retainer should be a snug fit in the column but mine is not, and the C-clip simply keeps the retainer from slipping out.
I pulled the clip and put it in a safe place, where I will not be able to find it later and put a 2" hose clamp around the end of the column and bearing retainer, I can only detect a slight movement in the lower shaft now and this is probably a combination of the bearing fit to the shaft and the bearing fit to the bearing housing.
Much improved, cheap and fast.
Measure twice, cut once, beat to fit and paint to match...