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1984 steering bushing info requested

Good day, my 911 (112k) steering wheel has developed an up and down play, all the time. From my research I believe it to be the steering column upper bearing. I have never taken the horn pad off. It does feel loose just to pry all three pad points straight up, but am a little concerned on breakage. Questions:

1) Does anyone have a part number of the bushing? I see several on PP, but am not sure.
2) Any tricks to pulling off the horn pad?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Give us a call at 888-280-7799 and one of our Porsche reps will be able to assist you with the proper part number.

Could it also be the bushing that broke? Based on our tech article, the bushing can cause a lot of play in the wheel as well. Link below.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/911_Steering-bushing/911_steering_bushing.htm
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Mitch Leland to the rescue.

Mitch Leland's Steering Wheel Bushing

Be sure to give this thread a read before deciding.
Great replacement for the OEM bushing and lasts a lifetime.

I believe you can pull off the hornpad. (Gently)
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You can buy a Mitch Leland unit but the regular cheaper part from pelican works just fine for me. There is no weird noise and tightens everything up. Also, once it is in place you will never see it again.
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get yourself a new bearing from Pelican ..remove the teflon spacer.I always trim the bottom lip so it is easier to push onto the shaft.Then install the sunshine clip which will hold it nicely in place and c clip.It will last you for another 20 years...
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Give us a call at 888-280-7799 and one of our Porsche reps will be able to assist you with the proper part number.

Could it also be the bushing that broke? Based on our tech article, the bushing can cause a lot of play in the wheel as well. Link below.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/911_Steering-bushing/911_steering_bushing.htm
I need to do this also but when you click on the link provided, from Wayne's book, in pic #2 it shows a slotted metal bushing, yet when you click on the "click here to order" it shows a completely different part. And if you go to the parts section I can't find the slotted metal bushing anywhere. Yet, by coincidence I guess, I got an email from FCP Euro showing the exact part shown in Waynes book. I would rather support Pelican, but I just can't find the part. https://www.*******.com/products/porsche-steering-column-bearing-ina-92834773902
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I had what sounds to be the same problem and used the mitch leland bushing to fix -- problem is that it looks like the mitch leland bushing is no longer available (see, https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/PELMLSTR.htm?pn=PEL-ML-STR)

Rennline now makes one -- see Steering Column Support Bushing - Nylon-Rennline, Inc. that looks quite similar to the mitch leland one (and isn't too expensive), but have no experience with this solution - unclear whether installation of the bearing that proporsche references would be as easy/straightforward as the leland/rennline bushing solution
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Is ML's bushing still available? PP parts page says no. I have followed all the links I could.
Rennline looks similar.

Thanks, Dave
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Ask mitch directly.
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I just sent and email to Mitch,

I traded emails with him years ago when he was restoring Bird Dog airplanes. I asked him if he's still producing wheel bearing kits and interested in selling to individuals.

I'll report back, thanks Geronimo.

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Still confused about the difference between the one sold on PP and Rennlist and the one shown on Wayne's 101 911 projects.
Anyone?
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Thanks Scott, I have not heard back as of yet either. Please let me know if you do. I need to move forward on this repair.
Thanks everyone for the feedback!

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I just sent and email to Mitch,

I traded emails with him years ago when he was restoring Bird Dog airplanes. I asked him if he's still producing wheel bearing kits and interested in selling to individuals.

I'll report back, thanks Geronimo.

Scott
The Rennline bearing fix looks like a direct copy or knockoff of Mitch Leland's unit. Just guessing, but perhaps Mitch sold the rights to produce
to Rennline. If I were looking for the fix I would just order the Rennline unit as it looks functionally identical to the Leland piece. Just my $.02
I did the Leland unit years ago, it's a 15-30 minute fix and will be trouble free for many years to come and I assume the Rennline
unit will be the same.
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Haven't heard back either Dave
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Thanks uwanna....
OK Scott.

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Good Day, I ended up with the Rennlist part i69, due to shipment time and pricing. Not sure of what the two set screws are for. Do I simply just tighten them down on install?

Thanks again for your guidance,

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IIRC those two screws can be used to pull (push?) the bushing out should you need to replace it ever.
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Perfect! Got it, thanks.
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The bushing that Pelican Parts sells worked perfectly for both of my 911's.
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same issue with 1972

the rennline part is for a 74 and later. does anyone know what we need for a 1972. My steering wheel felt fine until I just replaced the stock steering wheel with a momo hub and abarth wheel, now it shifts up/down a bit.?

I did just realize that the spring didn't go back in but I am sure something else needs to be replaced?
any help is great.
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