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Username Post: shifter spring        (Topic#355169)
7echo 
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7echo
Loc: south georgia
Reg: 02-07-15
02-09-19 09:06 PM - Post#2759517    

The shift lever is flopping back and forth and I think the spring has broken.

Is it possible to replace the spring without taking the column apart?

'93 1500 Silverado
Single cab, short bed, 305, auto, 2WD


 
rockfangd 
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rockfangd
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Loc: Utica ny
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02-09-19 10:24 PM - Post#2759521    
    In response to 7echo

More info is needed here.
Look under the truck between the transmission and driver side framerail.
If this is the truck in your signature I assume.
Also is it a tilt column?
There is linkages under the truck and there may be slop there.
Start there as it is common and no column disassembly would be necessary


Old School GM fan FOREVER


Edited by rockfangd on 02-09-19 10:26 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
sedandelivery55 
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Loc: Moore, OK
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02-09-19 10:32 PM - Post#2759523    
    In response to rockfangd

I know which spring you're referring to. I don't think it's possible without removing steering wheel and signal assembly. It's a pain in the lower end which is why mine is still broke and the shifter flops back and forth.

Lee

'93 Chevy shortwide
Sadly, the delivery is sold and gone.








 
7echo 
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7echo
Loc: south georgia
Reg: 02-07-15
02-10-19 07:31 PM - Post#2759588    
    In response to sedandelivery55

Yes, the truck in my signature.

sedan delivery knows the spring. It is the spring on the shift lever on the steering column. I can tear the steering column down if necessary, there are a few good videos on the web that show the procedure. But it is tedious and requires a couple of special tools(i can borrow those from a parts store)and I was wondering if it could be done without taking the column apart.

'93 1500 Silverado
Single cab, short bed, 305, auto, 2WD


 
rockfangd 
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rockfangd
Age: 33
Loc: Utica ny
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02-10-19 08:18 PM - Post#2759594    
    In response to 7echo

If it is the spring I am thinking of then no I know no shortcuts.
Being a saginaw yes there is special tools.
Just be sure to reassemble same as you disassemble.
Not a bad idea to lubricate the contacts of the TSS, the bearings, and if the column is tilt, loctite and secure the 4 bolts for the tilt column

Old School GM fan FOREVER


 
sedandelivery55 
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Loc: Moore, OK
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02-11-19 06:37 PM - Post#2759670    
    In response to rockfangd

One reason mine isn't fixed yet is that while it's a pain in the rear, the connection where the lower steering shaft meets the steering column is wore out. The bolt hole in the column is egged out of round and also wore. I'm looking for another column and have found a few anywhere from 50 to 150 bucks.

Lee

'93 Chevy shortwide
Sadly, the delivery is sold and gone.








Edited by sedandelivery55 on 02-11-19 06:40 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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