Upper steering column

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#1 Upper steering column

Post by Peezee » Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:09 am

I have just replaced the “elastolan” bushes in the upper steering column. All cleaned up and turning nicely now. The old ones were hard and broken. I have read not to put anything to lubricate or a little silicon grease only. What is best? Also I have noticed on re-assembly the inner column can just slide out of the housing only limited by the universal joint. The horn and earth contacts line up but I’m not sure if this is ok and wonder what locates the inner column to stop it moving up. ( towards the rear). Indicator stops and inner sliding column seem to work fine but I am not confident it’s right.

E type series 1 2+2
XK 140 DHC

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