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67mike
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From: Arab,AL
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posted 09-19-2002 12:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67mike   Click Here to Email 67mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need some help with a problem.
I went to reassemble the steering column again because when I did the first time it has a 1/4 - 1/2" play in the wheel and shaft. I went to the JY and got extra column pieces. I put it together and the St. wheel liked a good quarter from being seated against the collar?
I assembled as follows
1 new column tube seal Rubber at end of tube
(long shaft steering box)
2 assembled the two small collars
3 put on turn signal plate
4 wheel
= loose as hell
Have I lost any pieces? 2 year disassembly & 1 move to a new house Someody have an answer? thanks Mike

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-19-2002 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you get the wheel back down on the splines of the shaft all of the way?

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67mike
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posted 09-19-2002 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67mike   Click Here to Email 67mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I snugged the wheel nut tight as I could. At a loss ........

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-19-2002 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try a BFH and large socket or piece of pipe as a drift punch to get it down farther on the splines.

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Alex Denysenko
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-19-2002 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1/4 - 1/2" play in the wheel and shaft?

Between the shaft and steering wheel?

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67mike
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posted 09-20-2002 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67mike   Click Here to Email 67mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It has the slop in the collar. It's like the bearing in the second collar is not touching anything. With out the wheel on I can jiggle the sterring shaft a good 1/4" kinda like a door stopper....

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