Rubber PAS steering coupler

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Rubber PAS steering coupler

#1 Post by Llessur » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:39 am

Now the engine's out of my 2500 I've been able to take a good look at the rubber steering coupler and it seems to be shot:


I'm very wary of modern rubber components as from experience they tend only to last a few months before falling apart - this seems to be especially true of any metal-bonded components like engine mounts and the like. In the absence of any NOS offerings turning up, I was just interested in hearing if there are any decent options for renewing this coupler with a brand new part? Being so safety critical I don't really want to mess around with parts that aren't fit for purpose.

Failing that, can the whole lower column be replaced for the non-PAS version with UJs top and bottom? What was the point of fitting the rubber coupler to the PAS cars?

Edit: After a bit of googling I found on a TR4 forum that a SuperPro poly version for the mk2 Escort apparently fits. The part number (150696) is the same for the 2500 and the TR4 so perhaps this is worth a shot? Although at £60 it's a bit pricey...
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Re: Rubber PAS steering coupler

#2 Post by Rod 2500S » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:34 am

HI Rusty
FWIW its to vibration isolate the steering column from the rack
You have probably gone with the PU version of this which is what I'll be doing when mine is gone.

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