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post #1 of 8 Old 08-04-2020, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Steering column problems!

So as I was getting out of the jeep, I got caught on the steering wheel and broke it! At first I thought it was a rip in my shorts, which would have been cheaper and easier, but not my luck!
It's sloppy at the steering wheel, but not at the tilt area. I was told it's the ears of the steel tube of the colum where the knuckle attaches. Seems like a cap ton of work if it is!
I was hoping it was upper bearing, but I'm not sure.
What's the options for Steering colum swaps in a YJ with auto transmission? I've looked at eBay etc and they want up to $900 for a replacement!
I'm going to try and attach a video, but who knows if it will work. It won't let me, says something about a security token?!?! Whatever that means!
. Any help would be appreciated.


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post #2 of 8 Old 08-04-2020, 09:16 PM
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First gen chevy s-10 or gmc jimmy is a direct bolt in for the entire column. some years have a little different bracket but no other issues except you will lose the shift indicator. Tons of other gm vehicles used that column but those are the easiest and plentiful.

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First gen chevy s-10 or gmc jimmy is a direct bolt in for the entire column. some years have a little different bracket but no other issues except you will lose the shift indicator. Tons of other gm vehicles used that column but those are the easiest and plentiful.

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Hey check the classifieds at the bottom of the page i saw one in there the other day that was for a automatic.
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Or you could just pull it apart and see what's wrong.... http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...ck_Rebuild.pdf

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^ I agree.

Take it apart.

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Or you could just pull it apart and see what's wrong.... http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...ck_Rebuild.pdf
That's a pretty sweet tutorial. I very recently took apart my column on my '95. I wanted to remove that annoying key release lever, but i had to completely disassemble the column to get to those specific parts. I'm guessing it's those 4 screws that either backed out or broke off the backing plate inside there. That same backing plate and screws plagued the GM truck columns in the '90's.
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That's a pretty sweet tutorial. I very recently took apart my column on my '95. I wanted to remove that annoying key release lever, but i had to completely disassemble the column to get to those specific parts. I'm guessing it's those 4 screws that either backed out or broke off the backing plate inside there. That same backing plate and screws plagued the GM truck columns in the '90's.
right. those come loose. took mine apart to tighten and found out the holes were all boogered. I have the bad habit of pulling myself up by the wheel so have broken it twice.

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