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Old 06-14-2004, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tilt column

How tough is it to rebuild a Chevy tilt column?

I was an idiot and fawked the tilt joint in the column, so it has plenty of play in it now.
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Old 06-14-2004, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are three screws that retain the tilt part of the column. I had the same problem and researched the topic here on PBB. In that thread there was a link to a nice DIY page on the GM column someone had authored. If I knew the search strings, I would point you to the threads, but I cannot remember them now, sorry. I know it exists, so I'd suggest plugging away at it. There is also a tool that is available at Checker, Pep Boys, etc, that compresses the spring allowing for assembly.

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I made a spring compressor out of an old sway bar clamp. you need to puch a plate down against the spring to install a c clip.

There a PITA, but doable.
I was lucky and grabed 2 columns, 1 for reference, and one to fix the wheel lock.
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Old 06-14-2004, 04:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You mean this:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/column/tiltcol.html

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