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Username Post: Steering wheel moving in and out        (Topic#357154)
LSS1333 
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Reg: 05-13-15
07-08-19 08:20 PM - Post#2770228    

Hello everyone,

Work is relocating me and my wife and they are going to transport my 63 impala SS convertible ... if it starts, stops and steers.

I have been working really hard to get everything done (installed engine and transmission, new rear end, and just did brakes, brakelines, fuel tank and new fuel lines and felt ready to finally drive around the block to make sure everything is working.

When I eased onto the gas pedal, I noticed that the steering wheel moved about an inch or so towards me. I immediately backed up (the 20 feet from my garage) and parked the car.

What would cause the steering wheel to move "in and out" on my car? I need to fix this ASAP as they will be here on Friday to load it onto the trailer for transport.



 
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pvs409 
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pvs409
Loc: Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
Reg: 01-10-05
07-08-19 10:41 PM - Post#2770232    
    In response to LSS1333

There is a spring around the steering shaft - at the bottom of the black painted steering tube under the hood.
There is a clamp just below that spring. Loosen that clamp - it’s a 7/16 inch bolt through the clamp and push it up against the steering column seal and retighten the clamp so the spring pushes against the seal that is in a metal housing bolted to the bottom of the shaft

-that will tighten the column so you can’t pull it toward you.

This all assumes that the column was assembled correctly with the parts I noted above.
Paul

57 BelairHT 283/270hp 4 spd
62 ImpHT 327/300 4 spd
62 Imp CV SS 327/300HP 700R4 (sold)
62 Imp HT SS 409/482 stroker 4 spd
62 Imp SS 409 - 5 spd Convertible
http://paulstensland.com


 
LSS1333 
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07-09-19 08:28 AM - Post#2770269    
    In response to pvs409

Thank you!!!

I will try that as soon as I get home (in about an hour). Will let you know if it works.

Thanks again



 
junky 
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Loc: Northeast CT
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07-09-19 08:52 AM - Post#2770274    
    In response to LSS1333

Make sure that you have insurance on the car before they take it. Check with your insurance carrier to make sure that it is covered when in their possession. When I had a car transported from the West Coast to the East coast, the car was damaged, and they claimed that the damage was there when it was picked up. Being that I wasn't there to photograph the car in advance, I had no way to dispute their claim of damage. All too often, to you, it is a prized possession, to them, it is just another old car.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
LSS1333 
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07-09-19 10:54 AM - Post#2770288    
    In response to pvs409

It worked just like you said. Thanks again!



 
LSS1333 
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07-09-19 10:56 AM - Post#2770289    
    In response to junky

Excellent point. I will be sure and take photos before they arrive this weekend.

It is a full on project, so there isn't much they can do to hurt it, but it will be great documentation in case anything happens in transit.

Thanks for the tip!



 
Swifster 
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Loc: Bradenton, FL
Reg: 05-26-18
07-09-19 11:58 AM - Post#2770292    
    In response to LSS1333

Companies like Hagerty and Grundy will insure a project.

Tom

1963 Chevrolet ?
$121.00


 
LSS1333 
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07-09-19 12:54 PM - Post#2770294    
    In response to Swifster

I have it with Hagerty's.



 
junky 
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Loc: Northeast CT
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07-09-19 07:40 PM - Post#2770336    
    In response to LSS1333

Ask them if it is covered for theft and damage while it is in the hands of the transporter. Better to ask beforehand, than afterwards.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
turbo38s10 
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Loc: Agawam,MA
Reg: 09-17-09
07-10-19 06:27 AM - Post#2770369    
    In response to junky

Every transport company I've used they took pictures and noted on their sheet any damage prior to taking the car.



 
Swifster 
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07-10-19 07:07 AM - Post#2770374    
    In response to junky

It does cover transport. I would do as suggested and get pictures prior to pick up.


Tom

1963 Chevrolet ?
$121.00


 
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