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bbyshrk
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bbyshrk

Name : Mek
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PostSubject: steering column support    steering column support  EmptyTue Nov 24, 2020 11:38 pm

does anyone know how to get to the steering column support out? ive pretty much got everything out the way, now all i got left is this crescent wrench looking thing keeping the support on the rest of the column. any advice or resources are greatly appreciated 🙏🏾 as soon as i can get the steering wheel back on there tight and airbags in the driver and passenger side, i’ll be able to get her inspected and registeredsteering column support  10882f10
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PostSubject: Re: steering column support    steering column support  EmptyThu Nov 26, 2020 6:23 pm

bbyshrk wrote:
does anyone know how to get to the steering column support out? ive pretty much got everything out the way, now all i got left is this crescent wrench looking thing keeping the support on the rest of the column. any advice or resources are greatly appreciated 🙏🏾 as soon as i can get the steering wheel back on there tight and airbags in the driver and passenger side, i’ll be able to get her inspected and registeredsteering column support  10882f10
ended up deciding on swapping the whole column with the steering wheel and airbag. i’ll be sourcing parts on ebay, and my local pick n pull. that little support is out of stock literally everywhere. its also not worth the time it took to take apart the upper section of the steering column 🤦‍� i dont know why i even botherd. i pulled off most of the bolts holding the column up except one holding it up (i loosened it but i’ll remove it when when im ready for the column to drop n get pulled out) then theres another bolt under the hood. the bolt is under a rubber boot, and i cant see or reach it well, so i just put it on hold for today. just updating anybody who’s reading this. heres some picssteering column support  D7aa9110
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PostSubject: Re: steering column support    steering column support  EmptyThu Nov 26, 2020 6:25 pm

heres the stupid lower support i was trying to replace 😒 f*ck this thingsteering column support  16bb2b10
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PostSubject: Re: steering column support    steering column support  EmptySat Nov 28, 2020 2:00 am

I haven't been so deep into the steering column and your pictures don't make much sense to me )
I think I'm not alone and that's why nobody said anything in this topic. I'm not even sure what you were trying to achieve disassembling all this stuff )
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PostSubject: Re: steering column support    steering column support  EmptySat Nov 28, 2020 7:15 am

DeepFrozen wrote:
I haven't been so deep into the steering column and your pictures don't make much sense to me )
I think I'm not alone and that's why nobody said anything in this topic. I'm not even sure what you were trying to achieve disassembling all this stuff )

so theres this lower support in the steering column that i was trying to replace. its part of the tilt mechanism in the column. apparently, the part is known to have its issues. one of the issues is a pin coming loose. this will give you some play in the steering wheel which isnt really good. the other issue its known to have it when the support completely breaks and the tilt in your steering wheel has wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much play. i’ll upload a video to youtube and post a link to show how much my steering wheel moved. up, down, left, right and thats all without me using the tilt lever. it wasnt safe to drive at all. so i was trying to replace just that one part but not only is it out of stock everywhere, but its also a whole lot of work. its litterally easier and more readily available for me to get the whole entire steering column from a car without these issues and slap it in mine. i hope that kinda made sense.
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PostSubject: Re: steering column support    steering column support  EmptySat Nov 28, 2020 7:43 am

Mekk,
             That is a well known problem.  One of the biggest mistakes newcomers make when coming to this site is not availing themselves of the wealth of information available by doing a simple search.  There are much easier ways to fix that problem, and now you are in new territory.  If you were going to do this, you should have completely removed the column from the car before taking it apart.  The way I fixed this problem is I made a plate that held the pins in.  It just involved a bit of fabrication and tapping an existing hole.

See my fix on page 10,

https://2img.net/h/i172.photobucket.com/albums/w20/SLD1624/SteeringFix_zpsvcwxymsy.jpg

https://rivperformance.editboard.com/t6471-faq-steering-column-slop-problems-replacement?highlight=steering+column

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