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58 Plymouth Steering column bearing, spring etc. Installation order
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Bloodhound
Posted 2017-11-12 5:10 PM (#552120)
Subject: 58 Plymouth Steering column bearing, spring etc. Installation order



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I'm looking for some help reassembling my constant control power steering shaft and column. Unfortunately my body shop failed to take notes when it was disassembled. I've gotten as far as driving out the roll pin where the shaft meets the box as they also forgot to add the copper grounding strip. Now that the shaft is in I have the column cover itself, 1 lock ring, bearing, 1 cone, 1 flat washer, 1 spring and 1 nut.

Can anyone tell me the correct order of assembly and if I'm missing anything?

Thanks a million!



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Coronet 58
Posted 2017-12-30 11:13 PM (#555280 - in reply to #552120)
Subject: RE: 58 Plymouth Steering column bearing, spring etc. Installation order


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I would also like to know the order of assembly. any help would be much appreciated. John
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ttotired
Posted 2017-12-31 12:03 AM (#555282 - in reply to #552120)
Subject: Re: 58 Plymouth Steering column bearing, spring etc. Installation order



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Coronet 58
Posted 2018-01-06 10:37 AM (#555713 - in reply to #552120)
Subject: Re: 58 Plymouth Steering column bearing, spring etc. Installation order


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Thanks for the information I have those pieces except for the top snap ring . I don't have a snap ring for the top and there is no groove in the shaft for it. The original request for information was for 58 plymouth. Mine is a 59 with power steerinrg. Could the 59 be different from the 58? John
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Bloodhound
Posted 2018-01-14 6:31 PM (#556242 - in reply to #552120)
Subject: Re: 58 Plymouth Steering column bearing, spring etc. Installation order



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Thanks Ttotired!! Hopefully this is the same. I see your pic is from a 60 manual. If so I was way the hell off on my guess! LOL
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fivespeedv8
Posted 2018-04-28 7:09 PM (#562448 - in reply to #552120)
Subject: Re: 58 Plymouth Steering column bearing, spring etc. Installation order


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<p>Did this work for your '58 ? I have a '59 Dodge and LOST the photos I took during disassembly! :-( If I try to install with the spring in the location shown in the '60 diagram, no amount of force on the steering column will collapse the spring enough to get the splined shaft (tube) to poke thru the column far enough to put on the topmost snap ring (or steering wheel). In fact, my recollection is that the spring is sandwiched between the steering wheel and the bearing. Even that way I am having a hard time, because tightening the steering wheel pushes it too tightly up against the column. I am at a loss as to why I cannot get the tube to stick out of the column enough. Everything is collapsed together as much as possible. the column jacket is bottomed out against the steering box.</p>

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