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Conradh

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Steering column top bearing
« on: 11 May 2018, 10:24:32 »

Just had a MOT on my 1998 2.5v6 Elite and it has an advisory - the Steering column top bearing slightly worn.  Spoke to Vauxhall who said itís not been discontinued.  Does anyone know where I can get one? 
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Re: Steering column top bearing
« Reply #1 on: 11 May 2018, 14:30:43 »

Would imagine,Vauxhall...if it hasn't been discontinued. ::)..sorry couldn't resit. ;D..best of luck sourcing it though
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Re: Steering column top bearing
« Reply #2 on: 11 May 2018, 16:20:33 »

That's a very odd failure. It's probably worth asking the tester why he thinks it's a problem before you go any further. And that should include removing the column shroud and examining the top of the column.
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Re: Steering column top bearing
« Reply #3 on: 11 May 2018, 16:22:13 »

Ha thatís right wish it had not been discontinued!
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Re: Steering column top bearing
« Reply #4 on: 11 May 2018, 16:26:48 »

Iím sure the testers have to give out a certain number of advisories per month or something.  Iíve had some odd ones in the past on my other Carís.  One was an oil leak on my Carlton.  They said most Vauxhallís usually have an oil leak. I asked where it was coming from and they couldnít answer that question.
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Re: Steering column top bearing
« Reply #5 on: 11 May 2018, 19:41:58 »

Can you feel anything odd?I would think if bearing was slightly worn you'd be able to feel some sort of movement of the steering wheel[stand to be corrected on that as I've never had a top bearing wear out on any car I've owned]Other than that could it be the bit that adjusts the steering column up/down that's worn[had that on a Senator A once] that he's felt?-again stand to be corrected on that one too.
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