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sorry for the delay in response

i assume this will be the last steering coupler to go into this car, i found one a bit cheaper so i think i am just going with the OE

i did have another question though, when looking up the part on autohaus i see there is a separate bushing available. If i buy the complete coupler do i still need to purchase this bushing or will that all be included? i know there is two types of couplers, one where the bushing is built in and another where the bushings can be removed and swapped out.

the part number specific to my car is: 115 460 0510

just not sure how to tell the difference between the two different variations.

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I would use the cheap coupler on my own car , but not on a cust car .
Interesting take on the risk/benefit analysis,
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I did this job on my 1972 280 se 4.5 without issue. The part from autohaus was spot on like the OEM.

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I did this job on my 1972 280 se 4.5 without issue. The part from autohaus was spot on like the OEM.
did you buy the oem one or the other one?

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the other one

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Be usre to match your Vin # with the Autohouse part. The part fits a specific chassis. I bought one and had to return it because of this. My chassis is as early year model and it makes it somewhat difficult to find items like electric window regulators, couplers, etc
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Yea I called the dealer and got my part # and then just searched the web and found it a little cheaper than autohaus.

I'm just not sure if I need to order seperate bushings for this or if it's just all built into the actual coupler.
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there are 2 couplers , look identical, one is riveted together , the other come apart , has clips , around late 60 to early 70 went from hold fixable to new riveted .you can tell by looking on the car , and see if you see clips .if you do , you are lucky .
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i have an early 70's sounds like i will be changing my whole coupler, but i will try and get a glimpse of when soon to try and verify.

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