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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 17, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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I took my steering column apart to change the turn signal switch. Now I cannot get the steering shaft all the way up to put the c clip back on. its missing by more than 1/4 inch. Any ideas? I've had enough head scratching for one night.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 17, 08:37 PM
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Re: I'm at a loss

Is the bearing at the top of the column seated correctly?
I can't recall ever having a problem besides the bearing race at the top being out of place. I'll asssume your working with a locking column and are using a lock plate depressor tool.

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Locking Plate depressor tool?
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Re: I'm at a loss

Shaft may have slipped, try pulling up on the shaft to gain the 1/4"

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 17, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Shaft is all the way up. I don't get it. I've spent about three hours now trying to figure it out. Getting tremendously frustrated. By the way, this is a 67, 4 speed car.
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Re: I'm at a loss

I've never taken apart a steering column, but maybe you can find a solution in these steering papers
Jim Shea?s Steering Papers Blog Archive Std Strg Column 67-68 Disassembly & Repair Paper #1 (Rev 08AP09) ? Replace turn signal switch and upper bearing ? (in vehicle)

also in this video of a chevelle column at 6:50 he shows using a tool





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Thanks, I have that paperwork. unfortunately, the video didn't help. 67 Camaros are different. thanks
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Locking Plate depressor tool?
Only needed on 69 and newer cars.

Now I'm confused as to what clip needs to be put back. It's been 30 years since I've done a column with out a lock plate but IIRC you pull the wheel then remove the switch. I don't recall ever doing a tilt column without a lock but can't imagine it much different.

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Re: I'm at a loss

Is it a tilt or non-tilt column?

Check my web page for First Gen Camaro suspension info:
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