Upper Steering Column Bearing
Fits 41-71 Jeep & Willys

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Upper Steering Column Bearing
Fits 41-71 Jeep & Willys

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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Questions: 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?
Question By: Jeff Sines on Jul 12 2022 3:33 AM
That is no longer used. This bearing takes its place.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jul 12 2022 5:43 AM
Questions: 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
Question By: John Korschot on Jan 22 2022 1:34 PM
Your wire goes thru the center of your tube and worm gear. The bearings just centers the worm tube on your outer column.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jan 24 2022 5:31 AM
Questions: Does this bearing require lubrication
Question By: James Shaw on Apr 17 2020 8:44 PM
We typically do not but it wouldnt hurt.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 20 2020 5:47 AM
Questions: 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.
Question By: jason bishop on Apr 2 2017 5:43 PM
You really just tap it down into place evenly. I use a flat piece of wood make sure it goes in evenly.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 3 2017 6:00 AM
Questions: How far into the outer steering column tube does the bearing need to be inserted? Thanks
Question By: Eric on Oct 31 2016 12:14 PM
It bottoms itself out. Basically flush to the outer column.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 31 2016 5:48 AM
Questions: Is this the same as the upper bearing in a 1949 Jeepster steering column
Question By: Jc on Jan 7 2015 12:00 AM
I believe the Jeepster used a different bearing.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 7 2015 12:00 AM
Questions: How do you remove the old bearing from the column tube I can't get mine apart?
Question By: J.D. on Dec 2 2012 12:00 AM
You have to remove the steering wheel. Then I usually use a needle nose screwdriver to pry it out if I am replaceing it.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Dec 3 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: 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?
Question By: Ryan on Jun 21 2012 12:00 AM
The spring was originally there. Yours is just missing. Yes I would put it back in. It cups between the bearing and steering wheel.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 22 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: 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?
Question By: wayne on Apr 26 2011 12:00 AM
Yes this is a complete bearing. You just lay your upper spring into it part number: 639191
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 27 2011 12:00 AM