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steering column removal???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by reddog64, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    How easy is the steering column to remove???
     
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    If you are talking about removinf the whole column it is real easy. Unbolt it at the firewall, gearbox, and under the dash, and it will come right out.

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    2 on the box. 3 on the plate firewall cover. 2 on the bracket that holds the column to the dash(reinstall them with locktite). CAREFULLY disconect the wiring harnesses.

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    anything to worry about with the shifter linkages??? and the wiring harness does completely disconnect correct???
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    I'm assuming this is to replace the column. If so, what do you look for in a replacement? Any GM as long as the length is the same distance of the one you are removing?
     
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    Shifter linkage on mine was a cotter pin and a stud. The litte indicater thingy was held on by a clip "doodad". Make sure to go thru all the ranges before you get on the road and see if they all engage and dont slip out.

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    I would think that to be true as long as your staying within the full-size trucks, K5s, and subs. They should fit from 78-91 physically. The electrical acces. would be the only difference. That and the trim type.

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    well i went to take it out... 2 bolts in side... 10 outside.... I have to take off the brake system on the firewall.. due to the shifter linkage on the outside end of the column.. it wont pull through the firewalll... any ideas???
     
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    I believe rotating the column will give you some room to wiggle the shift linkage connection through the firewall...

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    There are 6 or 8 bolts that you access from the inside that allow you to remove the metal cover that is around the column. This way you don't have to worry about the shift linkage coming through.

    '85 K5 : Run it til it breaks, then fix it and go again!
     

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