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Upper Steering Column Bearing
Fits 41-71 Jeep & Willys

Part # 801422

New Replacement Upper Steering Column Bearing (1 required per vehicle)

Centers inner tube & worm gear around outer steering column tube.

41-45 MB
41-45 GPW
46-49 CJ-2A
49-53 CJ-3A
53-64 CJ-3B
55-71 CJ-5
55-71 CJ-6
50-52 M38
52-66 M38A1
46-64 Truck
46-64 Station Wagon
48-51 Jeepster
57-64 FC-150
57-64 FC-170

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In the video it shows a snap ring being installed after the bearing, but I’m not able to find that part on your website. Do you have a part number for that?? Thank you

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Unfortunately, that is not a piece we carry. But give us a call and we can try to help you.

When I removed my old bearing, there was a rubber seal sitting between the bearing and the ridge on the outer tube. Do you sell this rubber seal?

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
That is no longer used. This bearing takes its place.

I see in the video adding the horn button wire into the tube but there is nothing past that. Does it some out the bottom of the steering box or out the side of the tube? Thanks

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Your wire goes thru the center of your tube and worm gear. The bearings just centers the worm tube on your outer column.

When replacing the top bearing what is the part number for the spring clip to hold it in place

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
639191 is the part number. Thanks!

Does this bearing require lubrication

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
We typically do not but it wouldnt hurt.

whats the best way to install the new upper column bearing? the o.d. seems to be fit but the i.d. is snug, my first attempt the i.d. sat cockeyed and I tried to adjust it that's when the bearings flew out.

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
You really just tap it down into place evenly. I use a flat piece of wood make sure it goes in evenly.

How far into the outer steering column tube does the bearing need to be inserted? Thanks

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
It bottoms itself out. Basically flush to the outer column.

Is this the same as the upper bearing in a 1949 Jeepster steering column

Willys Tech:
I believe the Jeepster used a different bearing.

How do you remove the old bearing from the column tube I can't get mine apart?

Willys Tech:
You have to remove the steering wheel. Then I usually use a needle nose screwdriver to pry it out if I am replaceing it.

My 48 CJ-2A has only the inner bearing sitting on the outer tube ridge without any spring top or bottom. I understand this will replace the inner bearing, but do I need the spring if I didn't have one? If I need the spring, does it go on top or below this replacement bearing?

Willys Tech:
The spring was originally there. Yours is just missing. Yes I would put it back in. It cups between the bearing and steering wheel.

Does this do away with the inner bearing? My upper column is missing the ridge that holds the bearing in place . I assume this will replace the bearing and spring at the top?

Willys Tech:
Yes this is a complete bearing. You just lay your upper spring into it part number: 639191
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