i have this ic bus and the lower bearing is gone og the steering column the dealer said itsnot serviceable but then he said between u an me it can be done he has had customers get the number of the bearing and replaced it would anyone happen to know a bearing number that will fit this or has anyone done this before a new column is over 1000 bucks
watch out for liability in case of an accident , if they see a bearing installed where the oem only supplies a complete package they'll get you They closed a shop up here for a pressure side p/s line not being oem even though it did not cause the accident oem's have us by the short and curly's on some parts (braking,steering)
OEM trained in wiring and all engine platforms for 20 years
We have replaced 3-5 bearings in the past few years. Our DOT inspector pointed out issues with the bearing throughout the region and we replaced one column and matched the bearing with the local bearing distributor. He has no issue with the bearing replacement. Kaman Bearing Distributor #6905-2RS under $15. The last bearing was replaced after the driver felt/heard a "clicking" 2015 IC just under 42Kmi. I will post the pictures Definitely understand the liability issues with non OEM. But OEM is made in China as well. We can't win. Yet....
I've changed a few of these using the 6905-2rs bearing. Just need to polish the shaft and use a dremel with a small grinding bit to slice the races and pry them off. It's a pretty easy job. Usually takes less than a hour.