Top steering column bush removal - any tips/advice?

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mark shekle
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Top steering column bush removal - any tips/advice?
Hi, Its time for that migration from fixed to quick release steering wheel and guess what that top bush is a 'sod' (and thats being polite) to extract, has anyone any sensible ideas to remove this bush....?? Mark
Jason Plato
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I did mine just yesterday ...... apply plenty of wd40 and gently ease it around the rubber bush with a small screwdriver , leave overnite . Then apply a little heat to the underside of the collum where the rubber nipple sits and then pull like hell with a pair of long nose pliers ....... It a bugger , but the steering fells much better now Dave
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Gummi Pflege. The QR type column has a cut out at the bottom end which can be made to hook onto the bottom edge of the bush. Waggle it about a bit as you pull.
Peter Carmichael
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Use the old column as a slide hammer. Just apply violence by pulling the old column out hard.
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I agree Peter. If its a collapsable column, just undo the clampholding the two bits together, take the steering lock off, and give it a good tug. i've just done done it on my SV. rob
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Swapped mine just before Christmas used the Peter C method of removal - it's not as bad as it seems, the bush came out without too much persuasion and with no damage. Andy

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