Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Saginaw, Michigan
Re: Gen 2 Tilt Column Lower Bearing?
A high quality chassis grease would be an acceptable lubricant for the bearing and the friction points with the plastic adapter.
The lower bearing shown on this drawing is 7805700. This bearing was used on virtually all 1969 through much later years (standard-non-adjustable, tilt, and T&T) GM steering columns. It was not used before 1969.
Even though the picture (above) shows a detachable flange (7807048) and pinch bolt (7807271) along with the 7805700 bearing, there were many different types of steering shafts (depending upon the GM model i.e. seperate intermediate steering shafts, stamped permanently attached flanges, demountable flanges, etc). They all used the same bearing and adapter package in the lower end of the steering column.