STEERING COLUMN MAINTENANCE (Cont).
Lower bearing retainer clip (28) is
under spring tension. Use caution
during removal. Failure to follow
this warning may result In injury to
Carefully remove retainer
and lower bearing retainer
It may be necessary to apply
light pressure on bearing outer
race to remove bearing (27)
from adapter (31).
Gearshift housing bearing (34)
may fall out of steering column
(9) during removal of shift tube
and lever assembly.
Remove bearing adapter assembly (31), shift tube spring (32), and washer (33). Remove
lower bearing (27) from adapter assembly.
Remove shift tube and lever assembly from steering column (9). Remove seal (7) and
Remove gearshift housing bearing (34) from steering column (9).
Inspect all components for damage. Replace any damaged components.