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Old 09-23-2006, 12:27 PM
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GM tilt steering column repair

I am having problems disassembling an early model GM tilt steering column. I'm not sure what it came out of but it had colunm shift and no ignition switch. I have removed the turn signal mechanism and all visible screws etc but cannot get the turn signal (upper housing) off. All information I got from other postings does not seem to work for my particular column. Any tips or advice is welcomed.

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Did you remove the ignition lock cyl?? It will hold the housing on. Theres a screw that holds the newer models in and a push tab on the older ones. If your past that housing you will need a "pivot pin puller". That job is not for the "novice". Can be a hand full if your not familiar with the column.
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thanks 67 Deuce 4 Me, this steering column does not have an ignition switch in it and I have to get the t/s housing off before I can access the pivot pins. I don't want to damage the housing and I've tried everything I know of. If you have any more suggestions, I'll be more than glad to try them. Thanks
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The only advice that I can give you is that it "just slides off". Have you removed the hazard switch? I had to tap mine (71 K5) forward from one of the holes just a bit to get it to move.
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I had a similar problem. Here is a link to the question I asked and the answers.Can't get my tilt wheel apart...

The cover was stuck on my tilt wheel. Might be the same for you.
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GM tilt steering column repair

Thanks James, I went to the link you sent and it fit my column to the "T". I am from the old school and don't like to start banging on things that I am not familiar with, but the pictures showed that sometimes you have to use the old method of "don't force it, get a bigger hammer". Anyway I got the housing off without any damage and I'm on my way. Thanks to all you guys that posted replys. It really helped a lot. Don.
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Glad to hear it worked out for you. Keep us posted on the progress. If you haven't started a journal you should it lets all us other guys stay informed and gives you a great way to document your build.

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