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Old 08-18-2002, 12:22 PM
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Does any one know of a reputable and trustworthy place that can rebuilt a steering column. I have a line on a tilt, telescopic column that was adapted to fit a CJ-5 and I want to use it, but it is in desperate need of a rebuild. I have no idea what it is out of. I believe that it is GM but not sure. I am in Los Angeles County. Thanks in advance.
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Default Re: Steering Column Rebuild

What's wrong with the column? A little more infomation would help. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.aros.net/~rbuck/column/tiltcol.html>This may help</a>
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nice name, i see you have a lot of faith in your CJ.
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The turn signals and self cancellers are shot and it has no signs of ever having a horn button. The telescopicing lock is no longer there. Some one replaced it with a bolt. The bearing are wasted as well. Some of this I can live with but I can not live with the turn signals not working properly. Safety is very important to me. The link is great. Thanks. But, unfortunately that column mirrors your basic GM style column and this one is very different. The turn signal and horn ring is permanently connected to the rest of the wiring harness. If I remember correctly the typical GM column the wiring harness can be disconnected from the turn signal/horn ring. I am a little lost one this one. Since the steering column should not be something you get cheap on, I will let a professional do this one. I am afraid of screwing this up.
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I have all the faith in the world in my CJ, it is my wife, firends, co-worke3rs that are not so sure of it. The name just echoes what other people say about my beloved CJ. Besodes if you looked at it would probably call it a POS too. :-)
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Default Re: Steering Column Rebuild

So if the column was modified to fit the CJ, start looking in junk yards(excuse me, recycling centers) to find a good column and transfer the modified parts to it. I thought the only columns that were tilt and telescope were from Caddys. Good Luck.
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GM standardized the column parts for years and years and years. They were so standardized over time that "Help" Company actually has all these parts avaliable at most AuotParts Stores as does NAPA. The parts are usally displayed on a large Rotary Display... Last I checked the turnsignal components were about $20, and they have the horn parts as well. If it's not a typical GM Column, I'd shy away from buying it because of parts costs as well as fit. The last time I priced a GM Column the cost was &lt;$100 for what your describing at my local recycle yard.
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I talked to a guy over the phone that rebuilds columns and he thinks it is a 1968 Vette unit. He says he can replace the broken parts and help me with a few other odds and ends to get it perfect for under $100 bucks. I am going to go see him on Fri. Hopefully I can get it in the Jeep this weekend. I have to have a few brackets welded onto the column to get it into the Jeep and make it sturdy and safe. I think I am going to use the stock one with a bigger hole in it and weld that to the column. For the bottom end I am going to use the stock mounting bracket that is bolted to the firewall. The column comes with a Grant steering wheel and adapter. Both are in good shape. I will tell more when I get the column looked at. Thanks for all the help guys.
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Default Re: Steering Column Rebuild

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I thought the only columns that were tilt and telescope were from Caddys.

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Nope, Corvettes had them too.
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Default Re: Steering Column Rebuild

Love this place. The day you stop learning something new should be the day you die. Remember those "swing away" columns that I think late 60's early 70's T-birds had to get in and out of the seat easier? They tilted up and angled toward the center of the car.
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