Item Posts    Sort Order

LOOSE STEERING WHEEL W/TILT ON 74 C10

 
po_choppa
My first time was in a Chevy
Posts: 239
Joined: 08/08
Posted: 05/22/10 02:06 PM

I CANT GET MY STEERING WHEEL TO TIGHTEN UP. I CHANGED THE TURN SIG CANCEL CAM AND AFTER I PUT IT BACK TOGETHER THE WHEEL IS LOOSE. I KNOW I PUT EVERTHING BACK AND IT WASNT LIKE THAT BEFORE I TORE INTO IT. IT SEEMS LIKE ITS LOOSE RIGHT WHERE THE BEARING IS ON THE STEM. ANYONE KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS.  

Post Reply
waynep7122
Everything in my driveway’s a Chevy
Posts: 556
Joined: 08/09
Posted: 05/22/10 05:10 PM

the upper captured ring of ball bearing go in...  #12

the inner race,,, #18

there is a sleeve with the top folded in that pushes the inner race into the captured bearing ...#19

 the big spring on the shaft under the horn contact ring... #28

the horn contact ring... #22

 the steering lock plate...#23

  the wire retaining ring that holds the lock plate down.. #27

a plastic cover over the lock plate.    . then  the steering wheel....  #26

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

how far did you tear it down.. there is a possibility that the lower ring of captured ball bearings has come loose and fallen out the bottom..   the lower bearing is #1  fits on shaft #56 and into the bottom of the housing #37

is it possible that it is loose from the tilt mount plate like so many other GM cars and trucks.. where the 4 reverse torx cap bolts that pinch the tilt mount to the end of the column tube have backed out... or the end of the tube has broken off????/   it takes an E-8 torx socket  to tighten the bolts... or a six point 1/4" deep socket...   bolts #48  steering column support  #47,  the locking plate #46 that has corners in the end of tube #81 to hold it tight...



there are several articles on tilt repairs in the magazine.. and parts diagrams over at autozone.com...

i will go off and find a link to the tilt blow up of parts...


this should be what you have...   copy and paste the link... you will find it helpful on a lot of late 60's through later 70's columns..   then print it...  or drag the image to word and print it..

http://repairguide.autozone.com/znetrgs/repair_guide_content/en_us/images/0900c152/80/08/28/c1/large/0900c152800828c1.gif  

Post Reply
waynep7122
Everything in my driveway’s a Chevy
Posts: 556
Joined: 08/09
Posted: 05/22/10 05:38 PM

this is a slightly different column... but the internal parts are the same...

http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles/ccrp_0908_gm_steering_column_repair/index.html

this one is even closer... but its not a tilt...

http://www.carcraft.com/howto/56459/index.html


this is the exact column...


but this picture shows the spring seat going on the upper side of the spring...   wrong..   if goes on the shaft first.. then the spring.. then the horn contact ring....   the collar with the tapered top fits around the shaft and pushes the inner race down.. the spring sits on the tapered face...  

http://www.superchevy.com/tech/sucp_0707_tilt_steering_column/photo_15.html


here is the link to the complete article

http://www.superchevy.com/tech/sucp_0707_tilt_steering_column/index.html  

Post Reply
po_choppa
My first time was in a Chevy
Posts: 239
Joined: 08/08
Posted: 05/22/10 06:57 PM

THANKS FOR THE DIAGRAM WAYNE. I ONLY TOOK IT DOWN TO THE CANCELING CAM. WHAT I THINK IS GOING ON IS THE INNER RACE #18 IS COMING OUT OF THE UPPER BEARING ASSEMBLY #12. IM NOT SURE HOW FAR THE RACE IS SUPPOSE TO GO INTO THE BEARING ASSEMBLY. I DO KNOW THAT WHEN I PUSH THE RACE BACK IN AND MOVE THE UPPER SHAFT ASSEMBLY JUST A LITTLE THE RACE JUST POPS RIGHT OUT.  

Post Reply
waynep7122
Everything in my driveway’s a Chevy
Posts: 556
Joined: 08/09
Posted: 05/22/10 09:42 PM

the race fits in until the slack is gone... the collar reaches around the shaft and lets the spring push the race into the bearing to keep it tight and is held down by the horn contact ring...... the race will pop up without the rest of the parts...

i just thought about it.. i bet there is youtube video of the assembly ....

got any chevy or any gm chassis factory manual...    the inner parts you are working on are the same from 69 to probably the mid 90s ...


this picture has the collar in the proper location to push the bearing race in...

http://www.superchevy.com/tech/sucp_0707_tilt_steering_column/photo_14.html

look at the right side...  

Post Reply
TO TOP