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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuclearbacon View Post
    I was also going to add that it probably wasn't seated all the way. I JUST did this job this weekend.

    My bushing was... sad. My new one is awesome!

    No cutting. No trimming. No alteration to the new bushing. A socket helped drive it home.





    Did have to remove the column. Was nervous. Is back together.
    Where did you get that sweet bushing?

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    Dug through my records and I purchased that bushing from PJ Grady in April of 2015. It's beautius.

    From a pm from PJ Grady:

    Thanx Luigi the # is the same as DMCH's with a G at the end which means we source it elsewhere.
    101994G $24.90. If the site doesn't work for billing (it IS secure if you go through the authorize.net portal) then you can complete the order by calling (800)350-7429.
    Last edited by Nuclearbacon; 08-30-2017 at 03:15 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuclearbacon View Post
    Dug through my records and I purchased that bushing from PJ Grady in April of 2015. It's beautius.

    From a pm from PJ Grady:

    Thanx Luigi the # is the same as DMCH's with a G at the end which means we source it elsewhere.
    101994G $24.90. If the site doesn't work for billing (it IS secure if you go through the authorize.net portal) then you can complete the order by calling (800)350-7429.
    Thank You.
    It looks better than mine.....

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    P.J.Grady Steering Rack Bushing

    Quote Originally Posted by cpistocco View Post
    Thank You.
    It looks better than mine.....
    We've been making these bushings for about 25 years or so. We've had an ongoing relationship with a local machine shop since the 80's and many of our tried and true machined products are made there to our specifications. A few years ago we switched the material from Delrin to Teflon for a little more vibration dampening effect and have never had a failure in either material. This steering bushing should last the life of the car.
    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ Grady Inc. View Post
    This steering bushing should last the life of the car.
    Rob
    Seriously music to my ears
    Last edited by Nuclearbacon; 09-01-2017 at 02:59 PM. Reason: fixed quote: formatting
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    When you turn the steering wheel, the bushing should not turn, right?
    Has anyone ever tried to hold the bushing with a sheet metal screw on either side, 180 Degrees apart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpistocco View Post
    When you turn the steering wheel, the bushing should not turn, right?
    Has anyone ever tried to hold the bushing with a sheet metal screw on either side, 180 Degrees apart?
    I think you can use RTV

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpistocco View Post
    When you turn the steering wheel, the bushing should not turn, right?
    Has anyone ever tried to hold the bushing with a sheet metal screw on either side, 180 Degrees apart?
    No, it shouldn't rotate. I agree to try RTV before risking cracking the bushing with screws. I wonder what is causing it to rotate? Mine snapped in there tight. Is it binding or dry, etc.?
    Dana

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpistocco View Post
    When you turn the steering wheel, the bushing should not turn, right?
    Has anyone ever tried to hold the bushing with a sheet metal screw on either side, 180 Degrees apart?
    If it's turning your ID on the bushing is to tight. You don't want the bushing to turn or it will quickly cut through the bushing.
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    column bushing / grommit

    Thanks Guys...
    I think that maybe the hole in the firewall got sloppy from not having a bushing....and now the new bushing isn't seating tightly. To make matters worse, I had greased everything ahead of time...so there is no way that rtv will stick..
    And like everything else on the car, it has been designed in such a way that it is almost impossible to re-engineer it. I was thinking of bolting in a bearing assembly...but the other side of the firewall (where the u-joints attach) is too tight. AND there is that stupid recess around the hole...
    And the whole thing is recessed into the firewall...
    I could go on and on...
    I even thought of using door edge guard molding around the perimeter of the hole, (and skipping the bushing all together). The beauty of that is that you would not need to remove the column...
    Not sure if it would be strong enough..
    There is no end to the madness...

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