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Discussion in 'Electrical Systems' started by 76 camaro car 1, Jan 6, 2018.
Thanks wnmech, will do
This shows the hardest part.
Without the tool it is all but impossible to remove the ring holding that plate down. The rest of it is fairly simple.
I made this tool from Jim Shea articles for the Vette. Easy and worked perfectly
I made this same tool out of flat bar but used
a nut on the steering shaft to compress the plate to get the snap ring out.
I ordered the tool from ebay today. Was $15. with shipping. I am wondering if I am going to be able to get the parts needed to repair it once I get it torn down and see what is needed. Think the parts would still be available at the dealer? I put a pair of vice grips on the rod today because I had to move the car. It started right up and turned off pushing and pulling on the rod. I have a car coming in tomorrow for paint and body work so it will be a couple days before I can mess with the camaro again. I have to wait on the tool to get here anyway.
If the parts are not available from a dealer, maybe in your town or close by there is a company that specializes in column repair. We have a place locally here in Saint Louis Missouri called Fitz'z Column Repair that rebuild steering columns, do air bag work, replace ignition switches and so on. I don't know if they sell parts over the counter but I know when they are training people, they buy a bunch of columns from salvage yards and have the new guys take them apart to see how they are put together and become more familiar with them and then organize the parts in bins to use later.
I don't know about parts other than the signal cancel parts. The signal cancel parts are on the shelf at Oreilly auto in my town. Also, the tool to take the locking spring is on their shelf too. I have been lucky enough to just pick up the necessary parts and tools right near my house rather than having to order from some third world country and wait.