Steering column bulk head rubber gromit

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Steering column bulk head rubber gromit

#1 Post by Sal » Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:32 pm

Hello folks

I’m just about to take my steering column out as the rubber on the bulk head that the column goes through has come out of its seat, I have tried putting it back in with the column in place but no luck even when I heated the rubber up with hot water.

Before I start is there anything I should be aware of or tricks of the trade I should know?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Steering column bulk head rubber gromit

#2 Post by Phil T » Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:56 pm

Get a second person to help you!

I had to replace mine as the rubber failed and replaced it with a polybush.

Trying to remember what I did now, but parcel shelf out is a must.

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#3 Post by Dave B » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:49 am

As Phil T says, easier with the shelf removed, also disconnect the multi-plugs for the wiper/indicator/lights & ignition switches to allow the steering column to be pulled back inside the car once the rake adjustment clamp & the top bolt in the steering shaft u/j have been removed.
As previously mentioned, it all goes back together easier with some help to get the steering column aligned with u/j.
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#4 Post by Phil T » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:47 am

I had my son to help who (being more flexible than I) was able to get some of the more fiddly nuts undone.

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#5 Post by Mike Stevens » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:39 am

I hope you managed this OK. Beware that there is a scroll pin holding the rake adjust clamp bolt in place. It's hard to see and thus often forgotten. And yes, I have in the past missed it too!

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