steering column upper bearing isolator sleeve (Rubber)

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  1. mopar74

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    Does any one have a source for the steering column upper bearing isolator sleeve? This is for a 1969 Valiant. I can find the bearing on line but have had no luck finding the isolator. May be the new bearing has a larger OD and would not need the isolator, I don't know may be some one will know.
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    Well with a little ingenuity and luck I was able to solve the problem with the rubber bearing isolator. I used a piece of an inner tube from a motorcycle tire and pushed it in beside the bearing for a nice fit. With the bearing retainer and snap ring reinstalled the rubber will not come out. Now waiting for my turn signal switch to arrive and finish up the steering column mods, I eliminated the shifter handle hole and the PRND21 selector as it its an auto on the floor. Hopefully this can help some one in the future. Kevin
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    Is it the rubber ring see at the right of the parts here?
    It is the same parts on all Mopar columns at that time, not just A-Body
    The bearing is readily available.
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    Alan
     
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    that's the one, no issue getting the bearing but can't seem to locate the rubber isolator ( no longer produced, so I hear)
     
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    just about anybody with a spare column will have that part, not sure the year range but it was used across the board in 69.


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    I saw them on Detroit Muscle Technologies website. They also have the little foam dust seals if you need them.
     
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      Thank you and a great price. Also a good price on the side marker lenses for the 69 Valiant.
       
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