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06 2500 hd lt

1) remove iss
2) look at bushing, you will see two plastic lips to prevent bushing from spinning.
3) Cut the upper lip flush so you can spin the lower lip up
4) Cut the lip that is now up flush
5) rotate bushing and pull out
6) push in new bushing

Once I figured out to cut the lips off the bushing was out and in fast

Should take anyone with a razor knife about 5 minutes to do once the intermediate shaft is out. There is a diy write up on the shaft
 

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When I first read this I was trying to figure out what lips he was talking about. Here is a pic of my bushing removed, I put an arrow and drew two black lines were the lips used to be. I just took a chisel and a hammer and one blow each and they broke off, spin the bushing and pull it right out.
 

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Your a life saver. I'll try this tom. I broke the a few prices off mine trying to rip it out lol
 

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Yup that worked great and I feels like a new truck
 

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Where did you get the bushing from?
 

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Dmax store has them. Some one post the link to the steering shaft diy?


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I just replaced the bushing today, was a pain but glad it's done.

I removed the "gas" pedal (it's electronic, isn't connected to the throttle body) to get more room down there. Disconnected the ISS upper portion and slid it toward the firewall. Used the seatbelt to lock the steering wheel from spinning and potentially damaging wires. The two "lips", I inserted a flat blade screwdriver at the front of them and twisted (as seen on a YouTube video) and was able to pull it out easily.

When I got the bushing out I noticed it's the same part number as the new one I got so someone had previously replaced it (I've had the truck just over a year and it's a 2007). I also noticed the inner bushing with bearings had come out of the groove they're supposed to rest in. This was probably the cause of the groaning sound the steering made while turning. It also wasn't supporting the shaft like it was meant to do so the clunk was pretty loud and annoying. I was able to snap the inner ring with bearings back into the groove but decided to use the new bushing anyway.

After some muscling I got the new green bushing back in and reconnected the ISS to the upper shaft, bolted it back in place then put the accelerator back on. It has two 10mm bolts, upper and lower, that hold it to a metal bracket. Reconnected the wires to it then took the truck for a test drive. No more clunk, no more groaning while turning. We'll see how long it lasts. Truck has 172,000 miles.

Unlike the OP there was no trimming or clipping involved. Just insert the screwdriver and twist, it'll move the bearing housing down and then it's easy to slide off, took less than a minute. Getting the new one on involved a large screwdriver and some muscle but it finally seated. The rest was easy. Again, I watched several videos until I got what was going on. Aside from disconnecting the upper portion of the ISS I didn't do anything else to it. No regreasing, etc.
 

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I think the process is still the same, but the bushings are changed a bit though. Do a search and I think you find a thread for the LMM vehicles.


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OOPS, I see you got it done, GOOD JOB!
 

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ok i need some help here. Everyone makes it sound like you bust the tabs and whamo the bearing slides off.

Well, am i the only one that has that friggin metal shroud that prevents the bearing from just "sliding off"? Per alldata you take it off (see #2 in the pic below). Well THOSE three hex bolts are tucked up underneath there. IF i can get to them I will have to fight like hell to get'em back in.

Any suggestions? Literally, the shaft does not fall down enough to provide clearance to remove the bearing.

 
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