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Dropping a Steering Column

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hossbaby50, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I need to know how to drop a steering column. I need to get to the wiring that sits above the steering column near the fuse panel. (the ignition switch wires)

    Do I just remove the 2 nuts near where the column meets the dash? I don't need to remove the column just drop it down to possibly get some clearence to work in there.

    Thanks
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You will possibly also need to remove all the screws at the attaching plate to the firewall, (8) IIRC.
     
  3. the fall guy

    the fall guy Registered Member

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    On my 85 i removed theto bolts underneath the column, remove the cover for the gauges, and disconnect your wire for the transmission indicatror if you have a auto.I did mine without removing the screws for the firewall but whatever works for you. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  4. Poohbair

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    you need to unhook the steering shaft someplace, take off the plate at the firewall, unhook the wiring and take off the 2 dash bolts and she should be good...
     

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