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PostSubject: Steering Column Issues / Swapping Options   Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:53 pm

Hello--I'm new to the group but after lurking for a while I know there have been a number of threads about the steering column issues that are frequent in the 95-99 Rivs--excess play in the tilt housing, etc. I am well aware that many key components, such as the tilt housing, are no longer available from GM or possibly even NOS, and that even rebuildable cores are quite rare.

That said, I am having a core rebuilt to replace the tilt column in my floor-shift '95 and it is on track to arrive at my garage next week. So, looking ahead to possible future challenges, my question is about options to (1) swap in columns from other GM models or (2) to have columns custom built by the vendors who are in that business.

I am well aware that, by the book, the 95 and 96 Rivs have steering column interchangeability only with the Oldsmobile Auroras of the same years. But knowing what I know about the affection of GM divisions for the proverbial "parts box," I find it very difficult to believe that columns from no other GM models could be made to work in the 95-99 Rivs. By appearances, for example, there are many similarities between the Rivs of this vintage and the LeSabres etc.--not to mention that the Eldorados of this vintage were, if I am not mistaken, on the same chassis. So I am wondering whether anyone in the forums knows of successful examples of (1) steering columns from other GM models, Buick or otherwise, being swapped into 95-99 Rivs, or (2) successful installation of custom-built columns from aftermarket manufacturers? Many thanks in advance for any insights!

Bill
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PostSubject: Re: Steering Column Issues / Swapping Options   Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:11 am

First off, welcome to the forum hi

As for the upper column housing, Aurora and Riviera are the only model that share that piece. I've cross referenced the P/N before, and those 2 cars are the only ones. It's in one of the threads around here somewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: Steering Column Issues / Swapping Options   Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:16 am

Thank you. Also looking forward to hearing from anyone who has successfully pulled off a full column swap from another model or had a replacement column custom built.
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PostSubject: Re: Steering Column Issues / Swapping Options   Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:16 pm

When I puchased my 1995 several years ago, it was suffering fom the notorious wiggly steering column and would not pass the Maryland state inspection. I found someone in a small shop near Washington DC to rebuild the column and it has peformed perfectly so far. I believe I paid around $125 to have it done. I brought the column to the shop out of the car. Pulling it and reinstalling it was a separate charge. The work was done in one day.
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