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Old 01-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well while i am waiting on all the parts to come in for the complete front end rebuild from rock auto i was wondering if there is any components in the column that should be looked at? the front end has 231k on it and is beginning to get a bit loose... I ordered EVERY replaceable MOOG part so that should be good to go. I have read about people "Rebuilding" the column??? is there parts in there that will wear out and cause looseness?? I want this thing to steer like new.

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Here's a list of tilt column parts in case you're interested. I forgot who posted it (or what forum it was either for that matter):

Steering Column Parts (tilt column)
Shifter tube bushings....F3TZ-7L278-A (need 2)
Upper bearing...............F4DZ-3517-A
Middle bearing..............F4DZ-3517-C
Lower bearing...............F4DZ-3517-B
Actuator (lock/slider)....FODZ-3E715-A
Actuator (teeth).............F2DZ-3E723-A
Gear (Ign cyl)................F3TZ-3E717-A
Bearing (Ign cyl)...........F2DZ-3E700-A
Retainer (Ign cyl)..........F2DZ-3C610-A
Cruise Stalk...................F58Z-3F609-A
Cancel Cam...................F2TZ-13318-A
Ring kit..........................FODZ-3L539-F (parts between upper bearing bolt for steering wheel, dot by image part #)
Upper housing...............7F2Z-3511-A
Tilt lever........................7F2Z-3D544-A

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I'd suggest putting in adjustable camber bushings so that alignments will be quick and easy in the future.
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I'd suggest putting in adjustable camber bushings so that alignments will be quick and easy in the future.
was going to ask about these any info on the MOOG k80109 bushing?
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was going to ask about these any info on the MOOG k80109 bushing?
Those are the ones I got at my local napa. Just have to watch that you keep the caster correct when rotating the bushing.

After installing I did a DIY alignment in my garage (If you know your starting angle it can be done), everything seems good so far. If I start seeing abnormal wear I'll take it in for an alignment.
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