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

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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