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I recently installed a wood steering wheel in my '87 Spider. I love the look and feel of the wheel, but have noticed more road feel - a good thing - but also more kick-back going over un-even pavement or bumps than I noticed with the stock steering wheel. I'm assuming the better road feel is a benefit of less play going from the flexible stock wheel. However, the kick-back seems to be coming from another source. There seems to be some up and down movement in the wheel (yes, the wheel is tight - there is no movement in & out). Is there a bushing in the steering column that could have too much play? If so, is this a major pain to replace? What's involved? Any idea of the amount of time to replace it at a knowledgeable shop (not me) if it is a bearing?
 

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check the steering box, they have a habit of loostening their bolts and jumping around.
have someone rock the wheel while you feel the steering box for movement.
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Good suggestion, but that would have been too easy - to just tighten some bolts. There was no movement in the steering box area. It really seems to be coming from the steering column. So, back to my original question: Are there bushings in there and if so, is it a major job to replace it/them?
 
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