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Reverse Lock steering column problem

Steering / Suspension

  1. Lime Lite 70

    Lime Lite 70 Member

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    Having trouble with a steering column reverse lock lever. Is any way to free it up so it will move again? Its was on blocks for 36 years and it froze up, and I'd like to try to get it to work again. I would like any ideas that may help.
     
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    aussiemark Well-Known Member

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    You will probably need to remove the column from the car and disassemble it to see what's wrong. Google cuda cody he has some good Youtube clips about how to do it.
     
  3. RJHJR

    RJHJR Well-Known Member

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    You can probably do it with the column in the car.
    Watch Cuda Cody's you tube on columns.
    Pull the steering wheel and its on a few screws deep.
    I used Eastwoods' fast etch to clean the rust off when rebuilding two last winter. Be careful with the spring.
    A little lithium grease will keep it from seizing ever again,
     
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    Thank You I'll check out Cuda Cody and give it a try.
     
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    Thank You If I can take it apart with out pulling the column that will be great. I've replaced the signal switch a few times. This sounds like it shouldn't be to bad. I'll let you know how it comes out thanks again.
     
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    I’m assuming it’s a 4 speed? Try disconnecting the linkage under the car and see if it’s binding there . Once disconnected you can try to move the column by hand.?
     
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    Yes it's a 4 speed, I should have worked on when I had the engine out. Also the whole interior what is a few more parts at that point. I just hooked up thinking it would work, I'll unhook it again and give it a try. Thank You for your info.
     
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