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horn spring installation question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mr_clean, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. mr_clean

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    Anyone ever get their horn spring assembly put back in without using a spring compressor? Anyone fab up their own tool or any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
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    Ahh, if it's only that much I'll just get one. Thanks!!!!!!!
     
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    yes they are that cheap, autozone and so forth, i have removed this hog ring from around the column shaft before without the tool and its not too bad with small picks, but is stil not that fun either lol

    half the time i dont put the lockplate back in my columns, it depends,,


    good luck
     
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    Yes, it takes about an hour with lots of cursing and yelling. Don't ask me how I know. :rolleyes:
    But do yourself a favor and get the tool as already suggested, your neighbors will thank you.
     
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    Not reinstalling the lock plate is a bad idea since this is what holds tension against the steering shaft bearings.
     
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    Well I got it off without it, but I did go to Kragen and picked up the tool for $12.29. What a snap putting it back together...

    Thank for the tips all!!!

    Scott
     

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