[Vwdiesel] steering shaft bearing

Tad tadc at europa.com
Tue Jun 1 18:36:34 PDT 2010

On my old 78 gasser I did that very thing(used a hose clamp).  Worked fine
and AFAIK is still working great, 200k and 15 years later.

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Pam & Doug Boes <db53248 at windstream.net>wrote:

> Sunday, while messing around with the glow plug relay, I found a bearing on
> the steering wheel shaft just above the U-joint where the steering linkage
> changes direction and goes through the floor. I slid the bearing up the
> shaft and pressed it into the tube surrounding the shaft. I don't expect it
> to stay there. The bearing looked like it was in good shape. Has anyone
> used
> a hose clamp on the steering shaft (or some other securing device) to hold
> the bearing in place between the shaft and the tube?
> I'd really prefer to not separate the steering linkage for a replacement.
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