(1) lower steering column bearing repair collar
BEARING & Race ALSO AVAILABLE, SEE RELATED ITEMS LINK BELOW
made sleeve, retains the plastic bearing cage in the tube, and also PREVENTS,
the possibility of a failure... Cheap insurance, for a part that is a pain to
get to. It also looks like it is an OEM part when installed, with the black
The split sleeve is to be installed on column shaft, retaining the bearing in
place. Most of the time, its only the plastic casing of the bearing that breaks
off, but bearings are usually still good. But, if lower bearings is damaged,
this part will NOT fix your bearing.
This item is a real time saver!!! No need to take out the steering column, if the race is still
intact on the column shaft. Precisely machined to clear protrusion of race on shaft, and
only retain the bearing cage.
has come up on a few occasions, that the bearing fix collar will not sit flush
with the steering tube (the inner race interferes with where the collar needs
to secure to the steering shaft, and contact properly the bearing cage to hold
it in place on the outer race)This means you have caught this just in time,
because your inner bearing race, is now falling down the steering shaft, and
must be tapped back in place. if the inner race is apparent, gently tap it up,
towards the steering wheel, until it sits flush (or almost) with the steering
tube !!! VOILA, thats it! Then install the bearing fix.
I strongly suggest you pack lower bearing up with grease prior to install.
Easy Install: Split sleeve apart, and install sleeve flush to the bearing, with
the cap screws parallel to the flats on steering column.
3 minutes your done!
FITS: ALL MK1 European and North American Market Manual and power steering models
Pick up 79-84
Rabbit Convertible/Cabriolet 79-93
Scirocco 1 & 2 74-89