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I HAVE A NEW BUSHING FOR THE STEERING COUPLER-I HAD A TOUGH TIME SLIDING THE BOLTS OUT-I PUT THE NUTS BACK ON AND CAME ON-LINE. DO I NEED TO TAKE ANYTHING ELSE OFF TO GET THE NUTS OUT OVER THE UNIVERSAL TO REPLACE THE BUSHING?
 

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> I HAVE A NEW BUSHING FOR THE STEERING
> COUPLER-I HAD A TOUGH TIME SLIDING THE BOLTS
> OUT-I PUT THE NUTS BACK ON AND CAME ON-LINE.
> DO I NEED TO TAKE ANYTHING ELSE OFF TO GET
> THE NUTS OUT OVER THE UNIVERSAL TO REPLACE
> THE BUSHING?

Hi, I installed the new coupler several months ago and had some trouble getting the bolts to clear. Actually, I started to make the swap last summer but stopped and put things back together when it seemed like I was going to have to go to the universal at the other end to get the thing apart. When I got back to the task in October I had no trouble. Discovered that I had to turn the steering wheel a little to get bolts to clear. Just keep track of which direction and how much you move the steering wheel. It's really very easy. Thirty minutes should do it.
 

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Yes, those bolts can be a pain in the ass. When I replaced the coupler on my 76;
I dropped the steering column. 4 - 10mm bolts on the flange on the firewall and
2 - 14mm on the column by the ignition switch. Then just pull the steering column
down and out. The coupler replacement will then be a snap. Dropping the
column is really quite simple. New coupler will give the steering a more direct
positive feel but will not cure road sway IE: worn ball joints, tierods, etc.
BTW if anybody knows where to get the steering column u-joints let me know.
The top u-joint usually wears out due to the trajectory angle and non power
steering.Its my understanding the u-joint is replaceable but finding it is difficult.
 

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Re: URETHANE STEERING COUPLER!!

> Yes, those bolts can be a pain in the ass.
> When I replaced the coupler on my 76;
> I dropped the steering column. 4 - 10mm
> bolts on the flange on the firewall and
> 2 - 14mm on the column by the ignition
> switch. Then just pull the steering column
> down and out. The coupler replacement will
> then be a snap. Dropping the
> column is really quite simple. New coupler
> will give the steering a more direct
> positive feel but will not cure road sway
> IE: worn ball joints, tierods, etc.
> BTW if anybody knows where to get the
> steering column u-joints let me know.
> The top u-joint usually wears out due to the
> trajectory angle and non power
> steering.Its my understanding the u-joint is
> replaceable but finding it is difficult.

I put a urethane sterring coupler on
my 79zx no/power, and it bolted
right up!
Since there are only (4) bolts on the
coupler,each hole is 90 degrees.
And yes , the u joint in the steering
linkage will ware-out,causing play
in the steering.
GEO79zx
 
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