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Steering column diagram

Postby pceh » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:33 am

Hi, do any of you have an exploded view/diagram of the upper steerwheel assembly. Specifically, from the steering wheel to the firewall. I have some play at the very top end (didn't notice until I replace all of the bushings, idler arm etc...). I want to see what I can do to elimnate the play in the wheel (about 1/4 inch). It also rattles from the top end when heading over washboard or potholes. Thanks.
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Re: Steering column diagram

Postby F9K9 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:13 pm

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Re: Steering column diagram

Postby pceh » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:59 pm

This is perfect. Can you see any where there could be play? I checked the rag joint and it is fine. It seems to be where the steering wheel is attached to the shaft, but based on this diagram, I cannot see how there could be any play.
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Re: Steering column diagram

Postby rlrnr53 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:13 pm

There is a bearing under the turn signal switch. The best I can tell fron the diagram, is it goes in part# 23.
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Re: Steering column diagram

Postby roadrunner » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:48 pm

Don't forget to check for play in the steering box too. Doesn't sound like your problem from your description but a good idea anyway.
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Re: Steering column diagram

Postby F9K9 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:00 pm

(1) Upper Trim Cover
(2) Lower Trim Cover
(3) Shift Lever Assembly
(4) Shift Lever Screw
(5) Shift Lever Seal
(6) Flanged Prevailing Torque Nut
(7) Retaining Ring
(8) SIR Coil
(9) Wave Washer
(10) Bearing Retainer
(11) Shaft Lock Shield Assembly
(12) Turn Signal Cancel Cam Assembly
(13) Upper Bearing Spring
(14) Upper Bearing Inner Race Seat
(15) Inner Race
(16) Pan Head Tapping Screws
(17) TORX® Head Screw
(18) Ignition Lock Cylinder Case
(19) Pan Head Tapping Screw
(20) Ignition Switch Assembly
(21) Lock Bolt Spring
(22) Lock Bolt Assembly
(23) Steering Column Tilt Head Assembly
(24) Tilt Spring
(25) Spring Guide
(26) TORX® Head Screw
(27) Tilt Lever Assembly
(28) Pan Head Tapping Screws
(29) Pan Head Tapping Screws
(30) Turn Signal and Multifunction Switch Assembly
(31) Wire Harness Straps
(32) Axial Position Assurance Connector
(33) Race and Upper Shaft Assembly
(34) Centering Sphere
(35) Joint Preload Spring
(36) Lower Steering Shaft Assembly
(37) Shift Lever Clevis
(38) Cam Bushing
(39) Linear Shift Shaft Assembly
(40) Flat Head Tapping Screws
(41) Shift Lever Gate
(42) Oval Head 6-Lobed Socket Tapping Screws
(43) Gear Shift Lever Support Bracket
(44) Actuator Bushing
(45) Cable Shift Cam Assembly
(46) Actuator Bushing
(47) Hexagon Flange Head Bolt
(48) Park Lock Cable Assembly
(49) Linear Shift Assembly
(50) Hexagon Flange Head Bolt
(51) Ball and Actuator Assembly
(52) Actuator Bushing
(53) TORX® Head Screws
(54) Pivot Pins
(55) Steering Column Support Assembly
(56) Steering Column Jacket Assembly
(57) Adapter and Bearing Assembly
(58) Shaft Seal Retainer
(59) Steering Shaft Seal
(60) Inner Boot Seal
(61) Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control
(62) Coupling and Steering Shaft Assembly
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Re: Steering column diagram

Postby alntex » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:01 pm

I have been chasing the elusive steering wheel noise and freeplay as well. I think mine may be mostly in the steering box since it feels like there is no motion at the pitman arm during the time free play is felt at the steering wheel, but, I want to completely eliminate the column as a culprit before I tackle the box. (I have already replaced the rag joint-it made a slight difference). I also tried to adjust the steering box at the sector adjuster to no avail, which leaves the worm gear bearing adjustment as the next item. Yuck. Has anyone heard of problems with the coupling (item 62) at the end of the shaft? Is it called a tulip joint? Does the bolt (items 63&64) at that end ever have problems? Can I get access to that area by removing the two nuts at the item 56 Jacket assy? If I remove them do I need to support the upper part of the column so it doesn't drop to the floorboard? Any advice would be appreciated. Alntex
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Re: Steering column diagram

Postby HenryJ » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:18 pm

alntex wrote:...Has anyone heard of problems with the coupling (item 62) at the end of the shaft? Is it called a tulip joint?
Not specifically in this application as it is better protected than other vehicles. It is a wear item though and should be one of your suspects as should the tilt assembly and column bearings.

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Re: Steering column diagram

Postby ApproachMedium » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:30 pm

How did you replace the rag joint? did you put a U joint in instead?
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Re: Steering column diagram

Postby alntex » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:12 pm

No, I used the DORMAN HELP kit #31002 plus 4 new 1" X5/16" bolt/washer/nuts. My old ragjoint was still in pretty good condition, but was exhibiting a slight amount of looseness, so I changed it. Al
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Re: Steering column diagram

Postby alntex » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:18 pm

Just an update on my situation. I was able to get my fingers on the bolt that connects the Coupling and Steering Shaft Assembly (item 62 in the diagram provided by F9K9 above) to item 36 by pushing back the big boot (item 60) towards the firewall. The 15mm nut was very tight and there was no perceptible lag in motion at that point when I moved the steering wheel back and forth. Next, I placed a small magnet into the end of a sode straw and put it on the shaft further downstream toward the gearbox and got motion there when the steering wheel was moved. My conclusion is that the steering slop is not in this part of the column. I also tried this same test with the magnet/straw attached at the steering box input shaft with the same results. All this diagnosis leads me to suspect my gearbox is the culprit. Now, I just have to bite the bullet replace it. Lots of people recommend going to the 12.1 box. Does it require a different pitman arm? Thanks, Alntex
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Re: Steering column diagram

Postby Horsehammerr » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:57 am

alntex wrote:Just an update on my situation. I was able to get my fingers on the bolt that connects the Coupling and Steering Shaft Assembly (item 62 in the diagram provided by F9K9 above) to item 36 by pushing back the big boot (item 60) towards the firewall. The 15mm nut was very tight and there was no perceptible lag in motion at that point when I moved the steering wheel back and forth. Next, I placed a small magnet into the end of a sode straw and put it on the shaft further downstream toward the gearbox and got motion there when the steering wheel was moved. My conclusion is that the steering slop is not in this part of the column. I also tried this same test with the magnet/straw attached at the steering box input shaft with the same results. All this diagnosis leads me to suspect my gearbox is the culprit. Now, I just have to bite the bullet replace it. Lots of people recommend going to the 12.1 box. Does it require a different pitman arm? Thanks, Alntex

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