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Pelican Technical Article:

Steering Column Bushing Replacement

Bob Tindel

Applicable Models:

Porsche 911 (1965-89)
Porsche 912 (1965-69)
Porsche 930 Turbo (1976-89)
During a recent day of spirited driving, I noticed that the steering column in my 911 was noisy-I could hear it even while wearing a helmet. This is a symptom of a failing steering column top bearing. Up and down play in the steering wheel is another symptom. Replacement of this bearing requires removal and disassembly of the steering column, a lengthy procedure. Fortunately, there is an easy, inexpensive, quick fix.

The part that actually fails is a white plastic bushing inside the bearing (Figure 1). It begins to crack and disintegrate, and causes noise and unwanted play. The repair part is a slotted metal bushing that is simply driven into the top of the steering column (Figure 2). The metal bushing displaces the plastic one, and provides a permanent quality repair.

To begin, take off the horn pad. On early 4-spoke wheels, push in and turn the horn ring to disengage it. On later 3-spoke wheels, a firm tug will unsnap the horn pad; there is one snap on each spoke. Just don't pull too hard-the horn wire is connected to the horn pad. Next, take off the 27mm nut that holds the steering wheel to the shaft. Position the wheel so it is exactly level, and pull it off (this makes reinstalling it easier).

Remove the C-clip on the steering column shaft (Figure 3). Place the new bushing on the shaft, and drive it into place (a long socket works well for this job-I use a hard plastic-faced mallet to prevent ruining the socket) (Figure 4). It takes several hefty taps to get the bushing started. The socket may bottom out against the steering shaft before the bushing if fully seated. If so, use a piece of hardwood or a ' inch plastic pipe coupler to tap the bushing in until its flange seats against the bearing.

Reinstall the C-clip, steering wheel, and horn pad. Now you are ready to enjoy quiet, precise steering again.

For all your parts needs, call us toll-free at 1-888-280-7799.

Hope this helps,
Bob Tindel
bob@pelicanparts.com

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Comments and Suggestions:
Amazongreenie Comments: I bought this piece for my 89 930. The old plastic bush was totally shattered with some pieces able to be picked out from the housing with no issue. This bushing piece Went in easily and was a great fix vs replacing the whole bearing assembly.
September 22, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
996 TT Comments: Hello, I woud like to buy the steering column bushing replacement because it has become very noisy in my car, I have got a 911996 Turbo 2001, I would like to know where I can buy the bushing piece. I have attached a photo, may be it could help. Thanks.
August 20, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can help figure out which part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Rich Comments: I replaced the steering bushing about 8 years ago on my 89 Carerra. The steering noise has returned. No play in the steering wheel, just a grinding noise when turning the wheel when the car is moving slowly. Does the replacement steering bushing wear out or is there a more sinsiter problem to be addressed.
June 25, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: COuld be the bushing again. I would detach the column from the rack and see if the noise is still there. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Mac Comments: Is there a torque recommendation setting for the 27mm nut on the steering wheel.
June 12, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes. I would grab a repair manual. It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs.

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
DMK Comments: I had a lot of trouble with this installation... at first. I had a lot of vertical play in my steering wheel 83 911SC. I cleaned out the old bushing, and tried installing the new bushing. It just would not move below the c-pin. I tried everything, 27socket & hammer/penetrating oil. NOTHING worked.

Rather than use more brute force in desperation I decided to try something else. The tolerance between the bushing and the steering rack is very tight.

The bushing that I had been trying like hell to fit was now a bit frayed and worn. It's like when you're trying to drive a bent nail. The bushing looked OK... but I bought another bushing just to see. I had the new one installed in under 5 minutes. It slid in with almost no force. If you're using a hammer you're probably doing it wrong.

I would recommend buying two. One for opening up the space/pushing the old bushing down, and one for final assembly.


May 31, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info and feedback. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
cossiec Comments: Hi is this product suitable for 1973 911 T
April 17, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: It should be. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you find the right part.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Matt Comments: Hello all,

I've just attempted replacing this bushing with little success. After reading some of the previous comments, some where people were able to install the bushing by hand, and some where people struggled with a hammer and socket I'm one of the latter.. I've developed the theory that Porsche used the plastic bushing to accommodate for the slop between the bearing and the machined column. I tried several methods and times to install this piece, but it just seems to be too thick for the void it has to fill. I re-straightened the collar on it three times, I took the nose of it to a bench grinder attempting to taper it for easier installation, I rolled the body of it in a wire wheel hoping to knock off a thousandth or two. All to no avail. I've finally managed to install it deep enough to get it past the circlip, and reinstall the wheel. I won't post a picture of this embarrassment, because it looks like somebody's chewed on it and spat it back out at this point. I'll add that there was nothing left of the plastic bushing, what I found of it was the consistency of feta cheese. I pulled out what I could, and shot the rest through with air, so I'm not fighting that. Also, while I'm not god's gift to machinery, I do make a living mending old European oddities, so I'm not fixing small block chevys with a hammer all day either.. I don't mean to say that the part I received was defective, I just wanted to add my story to the comments, and see if it made sense to anybody else. Thanks for reading.
April 6, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the Info. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
steve Comments: Hello, I jjust purchased the bushing and I' m removing the crumbled bits of the old plastic bushing, but I have a question:

There is still a ring of the old bushing down deep in there that I cant get out, that did not crumble away. I've tried dental picks etc, but I cant get it all out. Will this just get shoved through, and land somewhere when I install the repair bushing, or is it going to get all jammed up? Thanks.
March 22, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: No, I would suggest continuing to remove the old bushing. Do not leave it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
leo Comments: hi im luyolo and i have a jumbo golf...i have a problem on puting a new steering wheel it use to have those small steering wheel like the ones that they use on race cars now mine is too big to feet hear and i dont knw what kind of a bush mast i have....if u can please a pic of it so that i can see what we talking about.thanx
February 26, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sorry, I don't understand the question. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
car man Comments: My steering wheel had a lot of movement in it. Took the steering wheel off and the plastic bushing was gone so got on the internet and located it on this web. site looked at the article on how to replace it. Great article , replace as per the article , works great. Thanks for the help.
February 3, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
GaurdsRedScott Comments: My 85 011 has 2 horizontal bars that are the wheel spokes. The rectangular horn pad is between the two bars. Do I just pry lift the pad?
January 25, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: If I remember correctly, it has to be rotated to be removed. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Kekmeister Comments: T Done in an hour as per instructions. Had difficulty pulling off horn cover. Mine is the 4 spoke with the rectangular horn cover. I threaded a single piece of webbing around 4 edges then looped in middle, easy tug and off it came clean and tidy. Had no problem getting socket on and using the a steering security bar undid ok. lots of bits of the damaged bearing edge that I hoovered out, picked out some other bits, the rest seemed to go further in. So put on new bush and using a piece of pipe that just fitted over steering column pushed on the new bush, no need for hammer. Refitted everything and tested and brilliant!!! Thanks Pelican and everyone here.
July 28, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Good job, Glad we could help - Kerry at Pelican Parts  
RICK Comments: THANKS GUYS I PUT THE NEW BUSHING ,,IN MY 81 911, JOB WAS ALL DONE IN LESS THEN 45 MINS ,,JUST NEEDED MY SON TO HOLD STEERING WHEEL WHILE I USED A 18 IN BREAKER BAR ON THE 27 MIL SOCKET TO BREAK THE NUT ,,,,STEERING WHEEL IS TIGHT AND AWESOME NOW ,, ,!!!!
July 23, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the kudos - Kerry at Pelican Parts  
lorac Comments: A straightforward project. Instructions that came with the new bushing part were perfect. The hardest part was getting up the nerve to pull hard enough to get the horn off! I admit that when reassembling, the steering wheel was 1 spline off, but that was immediately noticeable upon driving the car, and we simply took it off and moved it 1 spline. Very happy now with no play in the steering wheel.
July 6, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Glad we could help - Nick at Pelican Parts  
82SuperC Comments: 15 minutes to clean out and install the Pelican bushing...tight as a drum now! Thanks Pelican!
June 12, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
mIIwaukee Comments: Excellent Article, thanks for writing it.

I carefully removed the horn pad, but broke the two bottom plastic bushings/clips. I think this is a common problem, so I highly recommend ordering some along with the wheel bushing.

Bits of the old wheel bushing were everywhere, removing the remaining bushing entirely was very difficult. I spent about 90 minutes trying to work the rest out. My last futile attempt to pry the remains out with a paper clip only drove it down further... Luckily the new wheel bushing fit perfectly right on top of the old one...

This took me much longer than I thought it would, but my wheel is solid now ;
May 3, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Carrera Comments: I have a 1988 Carrera and not sure how to get the horn pad off. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks
April 12, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Try this tech article: http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Mult_Steering_Wheel/Mult_Steering_Wheel.htm

Or this forum thread:
http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Mult_Steering_Wheel/Mult_Steering_Wheel.htm
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
BriantheK Comments: I have a 912E that had this same problem, bought the bushing, it slide right in, but my steering column had this spacer/bushing that doesn't seem to want to fit now. The smaller end appeared to fit in the same space as the busing, but obviously, it is too short to do much to stop movement and with the bushing in place now, this piece won't go past the shoulders of the bushing, and I can't get the circlip back on It almost seems like I should cut off the narrower end, and that looks like it would fit. Any advice? This is a three spoke steering wheel.
February 2, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: This steering wheel bushing is an interesting part. A lot of people have a lot of success installing it pretty easily. But a lot of people also have some issues with it. I have not been able to tell exactly what the exact problem has been with the people who have had issues. I can tell you that sometimes the old bushing gets stuck in the steering column and you need to remove the remains of the old bushing before you install the new one. I would take a closer look at this and see if that is the issue. There's also been a lot of talk regarding this part on our forms – I will copy this question there and see if anyone else has any additional input. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Bob Comments: I just completed the bushing installation on my 1980 911 SC. A few surprises. I had difficulty loosening the nut on the shaft. Only with the help of "The Club" against my knee, was I able to loosen it. Also there was a spring washer under the nut. Once I got the nut, washer, steering wheel and c-clip off, I found a piece of broken white plastic on top of the bearing. I removed it and the bushing slid right into place - no pounding. The result is that the steering in nice and tight again. This job is an easy one and thanks to Pelican for the post.
January 14, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Lukesportsman Comments: What are the options with the early cars? I see you have something referred to as a split washer from Mitch listed. Any help appreciated
August 15, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can help figure out which part or repair kit you need. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
David Comments: Do you have a bushing for 1972 yet?
June 8, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can help figure out which part or repair kit you need. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
M5guy Comments: Piece of cake repair on my 84 911. 20 minutes, tops. Fixed up and down play.
June 8, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Johnny Comments: Will this work for an original 1966 chevy pick up steering column .
March 5, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sorry, we do not supply truck parts. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
DAVE 930 Comments: part # on package is c-1204 but they list it @ PEL-ML-STR
March 1, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Ok, thanks. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
DAVE 930 Comments: hello, theres a new bushing from pel #c1204 self-lubricating for steering colunm . the install was grate! very easy. my steering colunm is now tight and right.
March 1, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info. We appreciate it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Scampi Comments: I have a 968 and the lower steering shaft bearing and sleeve need replacing.Have you any tips please.
February 8, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can help figure out which part or repair kit you need. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Hans Comments: I did this job in about 25 minutes. It was pretty easy. I went to a friend's shop and borrowed his impact wrench to remove the 27mm nut that holds the steering wheel on. No need for the Club to hold the wheel, the impact wrench zipped off the nut easily. I also put some penetrating oil on the bushing to help it slide around the steering shaft. This is a great, easy fix for that wobbly steering wheel I put up with for over a year.
January 15, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info. We appreciate it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
DT Comments: I just completed this project and it is very easy. You will need a 27mm socket deep - meaning long for those of us who don't speak mechanical! It was VERY easy. I pulled out the white plastic what remained of it and removed it, cleaned up some of the gunk/dust bunnies around, and then seated the new clamp. The hardest part was removing the c clip...use pliers an split them on each end of the c clamp then tap lightly with a mallet and it comes right off. Total time was about 20 mins - for a non-mechanic.
November 17, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info. We appreciate it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Supercharged911 Comments: I just got done with this project and its was pretty easy. Someone had recommended using the steering wheel to seat the sleeve but it wont push it down far enough. The wheel does help to move it along but you'll need a deep well socket or a piece of 1 inch pipe to get it down all the way. Once its down and the wheel is on, it works perfectly!
September 21, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info. We appreciate it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
nattie Comments: Saturn Ion 2006, pwr str light goes on,and the steering gets hard to move, the engine light goes on and the airbag light goes on at different times, what could be wrong.
August 8, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: This is primarily a European car site. Please look for a site where your car is discussed. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
cecil Comments: Ok, I moved in a new direction after reading a post by Mitch Leland. I got - PEL-ML-STR and installed it successfully. It fits perfectly. I have now another problem : after my previous attempt with the steel bushing sleeve and tapping around, my steering seems to have locked. I can turn the ignition and the engine fires up but the steering is locked..any suggestions. many thanks. cecil
June 1, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Is it truly "locked" by the steering lock or is it jammed, possibly by a misplaced bushing? There is only one way to find out--take it apart and see. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Murph Comments: Well, this certainly looked like the solution to my problem. I have a 1977 911S and have noticed lately the steering wheel's got some play up and down.
I ordered the new bushing. When it arrived, I took the wheel off, took the C-clip off, and fished some plastic remains of the old bushing out of the bearing. But there is absolutely no room to fit the new bushing inside the bearing. I probably need to upoload photos to explain this properly, but there's nowhere to put the replacement bushing. And without those scraps of plastic bushing in there, the slop is worse than before.
April 1, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: There are some good threads on this in our forums, you might want to do a search there: http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/ - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Mike Comments: I just installed the bushing on my '87 and it worked fantastic. Like cecil I had a difficult time getting it far enough on for the c clip, was worried I was at an impass, so I put the wheel with washer back on and tighened the 27mm nut. I pulled the wheel back off and it was pressed on all the way. I then put the c clip on and put her back together. For those asking above, a worn bushing allows play up, down, in all directions. Definitely a great fix. Anybody need a leftover bearing?
March 2, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the Info. We appreciate it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
ASD Comments: What is the cure for the up and down play in the upper column. In my 78 Sc you can move the steering wheel up and down a bit.
October 19, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You can indeed replace the bearings in the steering column - that should fix this wobble. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
staale Comments: Hi
I have bought the replacement bushing but how can I get out the old plastic bushing. I tried without success to install the new one witout removing the plastic one . I have a 78 911 SC.
October 10, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes you do have to make sure the old bushing is out of there. It is plastic, so it's possible to break it up using a sharp metal tool, then pull the pieces out. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
cecil Comments: Hey Guys!
I have a 86 Carrera and tried Bob's procedure to the T, see pic. I am meeting some serious resistance and in using force to get the bushing in, it actually got a bit disfigured. I stopped and removed it for fear of damaging the steering column. I am stuck and not sure what to do.
Any ideas? TY.
August 20, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Hmm, make sure that all the remains of the old bushing have been removed and are no longer there?- Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Markus33 Comments: Just installed the metal bushing on my '80 SC. While its still fresh in my mind I thought I'd add a couple of comments that may be of help to someone.

First, I used a vacuum hose to help clean up the residue/particles of the disintegrated plastic bushing.

Second, the new metal bushing initially didn't fully seat, although I was able to get the C-clip back in place above it. However, installing the steering wheel and turning the 27mm nut seemed to drive the new metal bushing into it's correct position and seat the flange.

Thanks for a nice product and how-to article!
August 8, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Jinkatin Comments: As you can see in the attached photo, mine does not have that white part of the bearing 1986 Carrera. Can this be replaced by the quick fix sleeve? I keep hearing a popping sound when I turn the steering wheel.

Thank you,

jinkatin
August 3, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I think so, although the photo isn't large enough for me to really tell. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Autobahn USA Comments: My 1983 Targa was loose like that and I replaced the bushing and tightened the nut properly. A loose retaining nut is common as well. I sprayed a little white lube in the gap where the bearing is with the old bushing removed. Yhe bushing cost me around $15 with shipping, but I bought two. As often as possible I buy two of whatever parts I find.
July 26, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info. We appreciate it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Paul Comments: Hi, I would like to ask the same question as Bill Bergman did but which remains unanswered: "The metal bushing displaces the plastic one" does "displace" mean it drops down somewhere - you don't remove it?

Am experiencing up and down movement in my steering wheel and believe it is time to change the steering column :-

Thanks for your response.
July 17, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sorry for the confusion. I think the article assumes that your previous plastic bushing is completely worn away and is gone, as many of them are. So the metal bushing replaces the plastic bushing to the best of my knowledge. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Nick Comments: Does the horn pad on my 1987 Carrera 3.2 snap off or do I have to turn it?
July 12, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: That one should just snap off. Be careful prying it off as you don't want to bend it too much. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Sal Comments: My 1987 911 has about 1 inch of up and down play, is this caused by the steering column bushing or the bearing? I feel and hear a metallic sound like a click from the steering column when driving over bumps.
May 27, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: One inch is a lot, probably both the bearing and the bushing are shot, although I haven't really heard of this much wear. Perhaps something else is just loose in the mounting of the steering wheel? - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Bill Bergman Comments: Bob,
I noticed most of your texts concern cars a bit newer than my 1970 911E. I've never heard anyone doing this, so I have questions of course:
Q1: Does this procedure also hold for a 1970 911?
Q2: Is the bushing available from Porsche? Aftermarket?
Q3: "The metal bushing displaces the plastic one" does "displace" mean it drops down somewhere - you don't remove it?
Thanks
WB
May 17, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Try this updated bushing for your car, located in our catalog here:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/PEL_search.cgi?command=show_part_page&please_wait=N&make=POR&model=911E§ion=SUSprf&page=28&bookmark=22&part_number=928-347-739-02-M737

-Wayne - Wayne at Pelican Parts
 
steve Comments: hey guys is the part number of this quik fix sleeve 928 347739 02 - we have a 76 911
February 27, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can confirm the part number.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
hawker59 Comments: I used this bushing for my 79'911SC and it worked great. I had to buy a 27mm socket for my impact wrench, worked great for the nut but realized later that this was to big to drive the bushing onto the steering shaftbushing went inside it. I borrowed a 25mm from a neighbor and was done in 10 min start to finish.
January 3, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info. We appreciate it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Lee Comments: My 1983 911 has about 1 inch of up and down play, is this caused by the steering column bushing? How long should it take to replace the bushing?
November 13, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Please see the tech article on this topic: http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/911_Steering-bushing/911_steering_bushing.htm - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Pete Comments: Having purchased the bush,thanks for the promt delivery,I went to install it and found that the last repair new bearing installwhich was done by a supposed Porsche workshop with no idea,they rendered the old bearing U/S and pushed a new one down on top of it which wont stay in place due to the lack of a circlip lasted a couple of months I need to remove the old bearing to fix it.Is there some way of doing this without removing the steering column? PS. The bush would have worked well had it not been for these fools,and do you stock the circlip that is now missing.Thanks again.
October 9, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The sales guys at 1-888-280-7799 should be able to order the clip for you.

As for removing the old bearing, we have a bunch of small bearing pullers in our catalog that *should* do the trick. - Wayne at Pelican Parts
 
J L Cavazos Comments: Will this work for a 73 911? Can the replacement bushing be adapted cropped, shortened, etc. to work with a 73 911?
October 6, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I'm not sure. We have a new bushing kit for the 1974+ and later, but nothing available that is specifically geared towards the early cars at this time. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Terry Comments: Hi, My name is terry and I have two questions for you guys regarding my 1984 Porsche 911 Carr. targa. How do you adjust excessive play in the steering? And how do you adjust the clutch. I'm hoping the clutch is an adjustment problem, as the clutch and rebuilt trans only have 7 to 9 thousand miles on them and the clutch shifts fine but has about 2" of freeplay instead of I'm assuming 1" freeplay preferred. thank You very much. Terry
September 21, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I have the full clutch adjustment procedure detailed in my 101 Projects book (www.101projects.com. You can also make some adjustments to the pedal cluster (also in the book). As for excessive play in the steering, there is no adjustment for that - that indicates that there is something that is worn out. Usually ball joints or tie rods. You need to get under the car and inspect the components and replace if necessary (also detailed in the 101 book). - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Arkman Comments: how tight should the 928 part be in the shaft? I got it about 1/2 way and hit serious resisance. It took some effort to pull tap it back out.
August 2, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I think it requires some significant force to get it in there, hence the tapping with the socket and the hammer. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Bo Comments: Will this also work with a 1971 914 with a wobbly wheel?
July 23, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes it should! - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Pete Comments: I have a 1980 911SC and would like to know if your steering column bush replacement is suitable, as the retaining circlip is not on the column but is a large 1 which holds the outer bearing race in the housing?
July 18, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, the bushing replacement should work well for the 911SC. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  

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