Re: [Chrysler300] F steering question -
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Re: [Chrysler300] F steering question -

I second JY .. there is no disc. That is in later cars , 78 dodge trucks for sure and does go bad. I wonder how thoroughly this mechanic has really looked at things . What commonly goes is the simple idler arm bushing at frame  on passenger side . See it you can wiggle it up and down, or watch on a lift. Also look at tie rod ends all of them for play . While we have routinely rebuilt the steering box at steer and gear , mostly over leaks, I never encountered a truly loose steering box. See FSM too. Maybe just luck? The pin connection is fairly robust . But by watching steering motion on a lift you can tell if box column whatever . Not rocket science . Of course engine must be on . 
If it really acts like a bad disc , giving him benefit of doubt , maybe had been somehow broken or assembled wring at pin? Has it ever been out ?

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On Mar 8, 2017, at 8:53 PM, Jean-Yves Chouinard jymopar@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

That "disc" thing peaked my curiosity, I could not figure out what it was and did not remember seeing that on my F... so I went and looked in my Chrysler parts book.

Looks to me like it is only present on manual steering cars.

Your F does have power steering right? If so, there should not be any "disc" in the steering system.

On P/S cars like the F, the steering column shaft bottom end is flattened and just fits in a slot on a solid block of steel (the coupling) at the top of the steering box.

The steering shaft is held in the coupling with some sort of  spring pin or cotter pin.

 If there's excessive play in the steering, your steering box might need a rebuilt?? Or just more adjustments??

The steering column has to be disconnected from the box in order to remove the box.

The FSM gives a step by step procedure I think.

If I remember right, the steering wheel has to come out, there's a "C" clip below the steering wheel that has to be removed in order to slide out the column.

Also, at the bottom end of the column,  there's a clamp that holds the column over the steering box, unscrew the clamp bolt to loosened the clamp in order to pull up the column. Of course, unbolt the steering column attaching clamp below the dash and unplug the turn signal cancel switch etc...

Once the column is removed, you will be left with the removal of the steering shaft that is held to the coupling by the spring pin...then the steering box can be removed after disconnecting the steering need a puller for that.


From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Noel Hastalis cpaviper@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: March 8, 2017 11:00 PM
To: Chrysler300
Subject: [Chrysler300] F steering question -

Hello Group,

Getting my F ready for the driving season - Our 300 Club's Geneva NY Meet in May, Back to the 50s in June, Iola in July, etc. Just had some brake and front balljoint/tierod work done. The shop also tightened up my steering a bit, but it needs added work where the steering column connects with the steering box. My mechanic's diagnosis is that the disc (part # 19-15-109 per 1960 Mopar Parts Catalog) requires replacement.

Questions -

  1. Recommended sourcing for a replacement disc, or a rebuild kit that includes this disc?  
  2. Can the steering column be disconnected 'from up top' without pulling the steering box?
    • Would like to avoid pulling the rams to complete this project.

Appreciate your tips and suggestions!


Noel Hastalis

Burr Ridge, IL

F coupe


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