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Old 05-17-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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2005 TJ Steering column help

I have traced a rattle in my steering to a worn lower bearing in my column assembly. It's the bearing right at the firewall. I've seen lots of thread about replacing that bearing but only for YJs and CJs. All the parts stores and web sites don't list anything for the TJ... I can't even find the bearing on the Chrysler sites...

(2005 Sport, 4.0L, PS, Tilt Wheel...)

It's not causing any steering issues yet. Just noise... but I don't care for loose "anything" in my steering linkage. All I can find are complete steering column assemblies from $500 up to $800. Seems crazy to replace a whole column for 1 bearing.

Any ideas or suggestions????

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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Their are 2 ssteering shafts.

Upper intermediate shaft Part number 55315014AD

Lower Intermediate shaft Part number 55315044AA

Figure what one you need.


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Old 05-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #3
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Their are 2 ssteering shafts.

Upper intermediate shaft Part number 55315014AD

Lower Intermediate shaft Part number 55315044AA

Figure what one you need.
Yeh i saw both of those but they are below the column. What i need is the bearing in the column just above the connection between the upper intermediate shaft and the column shaft. I was wondering if it was the same as the older YJ steering columns. I'm going to take a pic tomorrow am and mark what I'm looking for.
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Only part number I have left is for the actual tilt steering column. I doubt you will be able to just get that bearing. You might try junk yards and get the column and take it apart for the bearing.
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Mine is loose too. Part number 11.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:51 AM   #6
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Mine is loose too. Part number 11.
#11 Part number is 52058855AB
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#11 Part number is 52058855AB
I think that is the mid-shaft bearing on the upper-intermediate shaft.



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This is where my shaft is loose. I'm beginning to think the J-yard column assembly may be my only choice vs a new column. Or just live with the rattling.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:04 PM   #9
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Update..

From what I have found, my problem bearing is not replaceable as an individual part. So it's junkyard time.. With some small good news, the column assembly is the same for later TJs and jeep libertys . Means way more are available with lower mileage and less abuse than I thought.

Picked up the whole thing for $160 + tax and it included the mid shaft and mid shaft bearing. Will be spending Memorial Day weekend swapping out the old & new. May take pics and post the progress if anyone is interested...
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #10
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Closing thread

New column installed today. Problem solved! No more rattle... Was pretty straight forward. Just be careful with the clock spring. I managed not to break mine...
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