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Old 10-20-2005, 06:01 PM
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GMC Tilt Wheel

The tilt assembly has come loose from the column on my '86 pick-up.
Removing the steering wheel allows access to the tilt assembly.
There are four bolts that hold the assembly to the column but access to three of them is restricted. Anyone know how to remove the outer part (the part that actualy moves) of tilt assembly?

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Old 10-20-2005, 06:49 PM
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I believe you have to take the outer casing off the top part of the column, and there is threaded holes in the pivot pins. If I remember correctly, thread a screw into these holes and use a slide hammer to pull them out. Also, take the spring out before you do this...just use a big screwdriver to press and turn the hold down cap thing(real technical, eh?) I did this recently in my 86, but I'll be damned if I can remember how its done.

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Got'er done

As I was digging around this site I found at thread that explained the process.
I just needed to pull a little harder on the pins.
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I'm going to be rebuilding the steering column in my '84 Chevy. I was debating on how to "carry" it into my project journal. You're thread is making me lean towards step by step with pictures every step of the way. Thank you.

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The step by step may help someone at some point. There are a whole lot of parts in the steering head.
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Yeah, I'll be very thorough on the details so any "newbie" should be able to follow along and do the same thing. I have a couple of other GM tilt columns out of other cars too. I think they are all fairly similar.

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Try this
http://www.necoa.org/article95.html
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Triaged, that is exactly what I had in mind....

Thanks for putting that link in, Chet.
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