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Pulling Ignition tumbler

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 74kay5, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. 74kay5

    74kay5 1/2 ton status

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    I have an 85K5 with a bad ignition. I was looking at it today and I have no idea how to get it out. Do you have to take apart the entire steering column?
     
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    you have to take most of the stuff behind the steering wheel out witch can be a pain in the a**. you have to compress the lock ring and take a clip off the steering shaft and not let it fly up and hit you in the nose. takeing it off is fairly easy but putting it back on is a differnt story. they have a tool for it but i couldnt get it to work. then its simple pin that holds it in pull the pin and it slides out newer could be a little differnt last one i took apart was a 74 olds

    balzer
    PS sorry if i didnt help much and my grammar is crap i have had a few beers tonigh
     
  3. 74kay5

    74kay5 1/2 ton status

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    So pull the steering wheel and all the stuff for the tumbler is behind it?
     
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner

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    Pull the wheel and lock ring and turn signal B.S. and it should be right there.
     
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner

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    Some have just a #2 philips holding them in.
     
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    but its behind all that crap none the less...
     
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    and the directions with the new tumbler will explain it pretty well, i just did mine not to long ago
     
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    OK here's the next question, anyone have one?
     
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    Gee, they just use a slide hammer in the movies:D :eek1:

    I think new are fairly cheap, check eBay or your fav on-line auto;)
     
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner

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    PN. LC31 $12.44 at Advance. They have them on the shelf.
     
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    What is the name or part number of the tool to remove the lock ring? Or, how have others removed it?
     
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner

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    Advance should have them on the shelf. So do most other parts houses. Should be under $15.
     

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