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.
1978 Cherokee, 360/T400/QT...5.3/4L60E/NP241C in the works...