A lot easier fix:
Go to your local junk yard and pull and entire steering column and replace it..thats what I always do..it is much, much, easier (and usually faster..how long have you been working on this?)
than repairing the one you have.
It should not be very hard to find one for a 88 Silverado..if there is a junk yard near you that will let you pull your own part... it woud be a LOT CHEAPER ..like . here in my home town..about $50 at
Originally Posted by camaroguy1969
I have taken up the task of trying to fix the wobble/slop in the column of my '88 Chevy Silverado. The pics pretty much show where I am stuck. I have managed to get the pivot pins out. On the websites that show how to do this it says to pull the tilt lever and tilt it up as far as it will go.
I have been using the following sites since they seem to be the most comprehensive on this topic. http://home.t-online.de/home/O_Scholz/steering.html
" 15. Tilt column housing up and then to the right. What you are trying to do by rotating to the right is to get the rod that come up from the ignition switch (located on the side of the column) to the actuator rack that move back and forth when the key is turned."
I can not get my column to tilt to the the right at all. I have tried and tried and it just feels like something else is holding it. Also, some things I do not understand. Do i need to take out the 4 gold bolts under the column? Do I need to take the support bracket off? Am I supposed to keep pulling back on the tilt lever while trying to turn the tilt unit to the right? Am I supposed to leave my ignition key tumbler in the column? It is out right now. Te two sites take different approaches on this.
Any help that any one can give will be greatly appreciated.