Xantia MK II - Worn upper bearing of the steering column

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lancia58
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Xantia MK II - Worn upper bearing of the steering column

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The upper bearing of the steering column in my MK II Xantia is worn , causing the steering wheel to rattle. What is the replacement bearing ? Is there any thread describing how to replace the bearing ? As long as I remember I once saw a website that describes the procedure and what is the replacement bearing. It was an after market bearing ( I think SKF ) - Citroen do not specifies the part number nor the procedure. I searched over the web and could not find it.

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Re: Xantia MK II - Warn upper bearing of the steering column

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Any help with this

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Re: Xantia MK II - Warn upper bearing of the steering column

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The factory recommendation is that if any wear is found the column should be replaced completely.

I'd guess that a good mechanic would find a fix without that expense but it needs a close look to see what's involved

Some columns have a bronze bush others a felt bush both of which can be replaced by a competent fitter.

Is the steering wheel bolt tight? I've seen rattles caused by it not being properly tightened.

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Re: Xantia MK II - Warn upper bearing of the steering column

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Hi

The steering wheel bolt is tight. I have seen in the past a web page that refers to the problem. It is the top bearing . I can not find this page again. It described how to replace the bearing and the replacement bearing from SKF. Some fixed by tapping the bearing after removing the steering wheel

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Re: Xantia MK II - Warn upper bearing of the steering column

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lancia58 wrote:
20 Jun 2020, 13:30
The steering wheel bolt is tight
It is tight enough for Hex Socket 21 mm, but not that tight. Maybe a helper, holding the wheel, will be needed, and also a long pipe as a lever for the socket arm.
I've red that many people had hit themselves with the wheel, when trying to pull it out... I also hit myself the first time :-D...the secret is to left the nut screwed at the end ;)