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How hard is this to change?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SlicksInRain, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. SlicksInRain

    SlicksInRain 1/2 ton status

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    My turning siginal lever I think has had it. It hasn't clicked back from a left hand turn on over a year and now I really have to push hard to get it to stay up on a right hand turn so it's time for a change. I was thinking of going to a junkyard and getting one, but I don't know how to remove or install this thing. If theres replacement parts to stay up or click over I would rather buy that, but again do I need to remove my wheel for any of this? :confused:

    Thanks!
     
  2. Brians89K5

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    Its pretty easy. Its controlled by a plastic "thingy" inside of the steering column. Just tear appart a steering column and you'll see it. Then carefully take it apart and do the reverse to your truck when you get home. I just did mine and it was the first time I pulled apart my steering column. I do suggest getting the specialty tool to hold the spring back so you can install the snap ring back on when re-assembling it. I made my own but I don't know the tooling you have available to you.

    ~Brian
     
  3. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    Your going to have to remove the wheel to replace that signal lever.
    EDIT: Im slow
     
  4. SlicksInRain

    SlicksInRain 1/2 ton status

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    What about just for the "springy" things that catch the lever for a turn?
     
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    Thats under the locking mechanism in the steering column. To get at that you have to take the steering column apart.

    ~Brian
     
  6. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    You can get new springy thingies and click thingies from any auto parts store that carries Motormite (HELP!) products. Alternately, you can order the stuff right from chevy duty or LMC. And all of them are under the lock plate inside the column.

    Right now Harbor Freight has a steering wheel puller/lock plate compressor combo kit for $13.99. It's only available in the stores, though. I couldn't find it online. Item 42031.
     

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