Sun Visor Flop...
Finding I am using the sun visor more and after making the screw "good & snug" previously the flop started. No more tighten left so I got new bushings & end rubbers for $6 @ NPD. Interior was done by PO so all I have done is enjoy it until the flop.
removed the tension screw and the visor would not slide off...even with some persuasion. Removed the hold down & visor and punched out the visor once it was on the bench. The problem is the old plastic bushing was gone and the screw was tightened to max completely compressing the "clamp" part. The new bushing would not slide in and I could see the mock up of the bushing on visor shaft had a good 1/8" gap where it is split but had to compress the bushing completely to get it in so visor rod would not go in.
Put the clamp/swivel part in vice wrapped in towel and gently started separating the jaws of the clamp to open it up some using a small hammer and gasket scraper. Gentle taps until I got a gap of about 3/32 and the new plastic bushing slid in easily. The visor rod took some effort to get in but went in. Without the tightening screw it is good to hold visor so just a small tightening of it to give even holding tension on the rod.
The new rubber end caps for the rear view mirror rests fit nicely. Now the visors work as good as they look.
I had read in forum search about the "visor flop" that the clamp mount is not friendly to opening/closing as it is just cast pot metal, or at least the re-pop I have is, and likely to crack or brake. FWIW I managed to get it from clamp completely closed to 3/32" ish by gently using a few tools (putty knife, gasket scraper, screw driver) in varying blade widths and gently taping them with small hammer to widen the gap.
Most of the responses on the search I did said to replace the plastic bushings and for me that's what it was. There was just a small piece of the old bushing in mine and the clamp had been tightened shut in attempt to hold it
What should have been a 2 min screw driver only job turned into a hr of "adjustments"...but fortunately with good results.