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Old 02-22-2003, 07:38 PM
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Anyone know what steering columns Are common to a 68 nova. that was the last year of the ign switch in the dash what other gm models will bolt up?

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Naturally the Nova clones from Pontiac/Olds/Buick will work.
May I ask what is the point of this question? What are you wanting to modify, if anything?
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The column that is in my car now is getting sloppy, lot of slack in the bearings
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Now I think we're talking about the steering box, YES? You can probably order a remanufactured box at your local auto parts store for somewhere around $100-150 exchange. You might try getting a shop manual and doing a proper adjustment to your existing box first. The manual will set you back about $35 but the information it contains will put you in the driver's seat for years to come. You might have a front end shop look at the car,; you may need tierod ends, center link, a-frame bushings, who can tell?
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I just finished installing bushings balljoints,tierods and a new power steering gear.and disc brakes as well im pretty sure th bearings are gone in mw column.It took to big arms to steer the car before now that isnt hard anymore, you can feel the slack
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[quote]...im pretty sure th bearings are gone in mw column.<hr></blockquote>

Replacing the steering shaft bushings is not that difficult. Also check the steering coupling between the steering shaft and the input shaft of the box.
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KULTULZ is right. It is not that difficult to replace the bushings in that column. Chances are that any column that you find from the lod of a vehicle will also have play in it. They just wear out. Replacing the bushings would be your best bet. Good luck.
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colum swap

Is it possible to remove my 1973 omega Colum shift and install a floor colum shift out of a 1976 omega hatch back.
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I just finished installing bushings balljoints,tierods and a new power steering gear.and disc brakes as well im pretty sure th bearings are gone in mw column.It took to big arms to steer the car before now that isnt hard anymore, you can feel the slack

Slack ? Do youmean that steering wheel will move back and forth a little before you feel the wheels move. Noticable while driving? That would be your steering box.since you have replaced all the bushings after that. .
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