Archive for the ‘Corvette Steering’ Category.

Saginaw PS Pump Pressure and Flows

Tests to determine correct pressure and flow rates from your Saginaw pump and how to change them if required.


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Control Valve – Replace and Installation Procedure

This paper provides a link to an excellent video on installing and replacing a complete control valve. I have also provided additional tips on the service procedure.


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Horn Cap Removal – Corvette Type (Created 19JN2012)


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Manual Gear Overhaul Procedures & Specs

These C2/C3 Corvette manual steering gear overhaul procedures and specifications consist of seven pages of pictures and text. They are in pdf format.


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Are Steering Fluid Filters Necessary?


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Replacing OEM Strg Columns with Aftermarket Parts

Jim Shea’s thoughts on replacing an OEM collapsible, energy absorbing steering column with an aftermarket part.


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GENERAL MOTORS CENTER TAKE-OFF POWER RACK & PINION GEARS

1988 thru 1994 Slower C-Factor (Ratio) 53.48 mm/rev Power Gears

1988 thru 1998 Faster C-Factor (Ratio) 61.75 mm/rev Power Gears


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Steering Wheel Attachment Summary (Rev 07JA2003)


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Steering Wheel (69-75) install on a 1976 Standard (non-adjustable) Steering Column


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Steering Wheel (77-82) install on a 1976 Tilt & Telescoping Column (Rev 16FE2006)


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Steering Wheel (69-75) install on a 1976 Tilt & Telescoping Column (Rev 16FE2006)


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Steering Wheel & Steering System Centering Procedure Corvette 63-82, Camaro/Firebird 67-69, and Nova, Skylark, Ventura, and Apollo 68-74 (Rev 28JL2009)


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Jeep Grand Cherokee Power Recirculating Ball Gear Installation Comments


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Recirculating Ball Gear Vs Rack & Pinion Gear


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Steering Linkage Tie Rod Pics (Rev 14FE2004)


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Steering Linkage Tie Rod Adjustment Specs Explained (Rev 21FE2014)


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Steering Column – Adjust Dimmer and/or Ignition Switch – Dropping Steering Column


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Tilt & Telescoping Column 69-82 Installation Pics


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Tilt & Telescoping Column 69-82 Disassembly Instruction Pics

#1

Used with Papers #1, #2, #3

#2

Used with Paper #3

#3

Used with Papers #2 and #3


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Tilt & Telescoping Column 69-82 Disassembly & Repair Papers

#1

Check for loose pivot pins, support screws, & lock shoes, replace lock cylinder, key buzzer, turn signal lever, and adjust telescope lock

#2

Drop/remove strg column, replace/adjust turn signal, ignition, & dimmer switches, turn signal switch service part numbers, replace lower column bearing

#3

Replace dimmer pivot, turn signal levers & dimmer pivots, repair loose pivot pins and lock shoes, replace rack, sector, & upper bearings, tighten support screws, delash plastic tilt pivot, check steering shaft lengths, remove shift tube from bowl & reinstall, parts order to reassemble the column


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Tilt Steering Column w/Key Release & Dimmer (similar to 77-82) Blowup Pic (Rev 18JA2007)

This is the closest blowup picture that I could find that would show the dimmer and key release parts. Since this was only tilt column you will need to review the telescoping parts by viewing the 69-76 Blowup Pic


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Tilt & Telescoping Column 1969-76 Blowup Pic Before dimmer switch and finger key release added to column. Part names revised and part quantity called out.

Available in PDF & MS Word formats.


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Tilt & Telescoping Column 78-82 Dimmer Pivots & Turn Signal Levers Explained


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Tilt & Telescoping 77-82 Steering Wheel and Horn Parts (Rev 08AU2004)


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Tilt & Telescoping 76 Steering Wheel and Horn Parts


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Tilt & Telescoping 69-75 Steering Wheel and Horn Parts


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Telescoping Strg Column 67 (Late) & 1968 Blowup Drawing (Rev 13JA2009)


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Telescoping Column 67-68 Strg Wheel & Horn Parts


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Telescoping Column 67-68 Disassembly & Repair Papers

#1

Remove strg wheel & horn parts; replace turn signal switch; replace upper column bearing; adjust telescope lock

#2

Drop and remove steering column from vehicle, replace lower column bearing, disassemble upper telescoping shaft from lower steering shaft, remove upper tube & flange from mast jacket, steering column alignment checks


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Adjustable Telescope Locking Feature (1967 through 1982 adjustable steering columns)


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Std Column Installation 69-79 Pic


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Std Column 69-79 Disassembly & Repair Pics


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Std Column 69-79 Disassembly & Repair Papers

#1

Replace lock, key buzzer, turn signal lever, and turn signal switch

#2

Drop/remove steering column, replace/adjust turn signal, dimmer & ignition switches, replace lower bearing

#3

Replace upper bearing, dimmer pivot, key release lever, rack, and sector, check steering shaft length

Please go to Tilt & Telescoping Column 69-82 Disassembly & Repair Paper #2


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Std Column 67-68 Disassembly & Repair Papers (Rev 03SE2012)

#1

Remove steering wheel, replace turn signal switch, replace upper bearing

#2

Drop and remove steering column from vehicle, replace lower bearing, steering shaft length check, steering column alignment checks


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Std Column w/Headlamp Dimmer 77-79 Blowup Pic


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Std Column 69-76 Blowup Pic (Rev 27DE2009)


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Std Column 76-79 Strg Wheel & Horn Parts


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Std Column 69-75 Strg Wheel & Horn Parts


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Standard Column 67-68 Steering Wheel & Horn Parts


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Turn Signal Switch Diagnosis


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Turn Signal Lever Broken Stub Removal and Tool Drawing – 1977-82 (Rev 21AU2005)


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Steering Column/Transmission C3 Interlock Systems (Rev 20JL2014)


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Steering Column Turn Signal Switch Wiring – Colors, Gauge, Order and Function (Rev 15JL2009)


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Steering Column Lockplate Compressor


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Steering Column – Adjust Dimmer and/or Ignition Switch – Drop Steering Column


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Key Bit Removal From Lock Cylinder


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Key Buzzer Diagnosis


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Horn Operation Diagnosis (Rev 13JN2006)


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Hazard Warning Switch Diagnosis


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1978-82 Dimmer Pivot Confusion (Rev 14JL2010)

Screw-in and press-in pivot pins, 21 versus 46 degree pivot angles explained


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1968-82 Turn Signal Lever Chart (Rev 14JL2010)

trying to make sense of screw-in, plug-in, with cruise, without cruise, standard column, and T&T column levers


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Upper Steering Column Parts and Switches (Rev 02MY2010)

Where to get replacement parts for C3 standard and T&T columns


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Steering Column 1977-1982 Adapt Into Early C3s (Rev 11AU2009) – adding dimmer column to early Sharks


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Replacing the OEM Steering Column with an Aftermarket Steering Column (Rev 23OC2010)

Jim Shea’s thoughts on replacing the collapsible, energy absorbing, OEM steering column with an aftermarket column


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Saginaw Steering Gear Component Date Stamps and Alpha Code Stickers


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IGNITION SWITCH (PRE 1969)

Remove lock cylinder and ignition switch from instrument panel. Also lost key approaches. Vehicle wiring colors that attach to the switch (Rev 21MY2009)


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Power Steering Hose Routing (pic) – Steering Hose Valve to Cylinder


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Power Steering Hose Routing (pic) – Steering Hose Pump to Valve


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Power Steering Hose Routing (all engines)


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Power Steering Hose Connections Used Throughout GM – 1963 to Present


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Power Steering Hose Connections – Flare Versus O-Ring


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Power Steering System Deaireation – Jim Shea’s comments on “Getting the Air Out” of a typical GM power steering system (Rev 29AU2012)


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Power Steering System Deaireation


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Power Steering Fluid

The development of GM power steering fluid & why not one common automatic trans and power strg fluid? GMs recent push to Dex 6 as a common fluid.


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TC Pump Rotating Group & Sleeve Disassembly & Repair

The ball bearing Saginaw pump. Remove and replace the ring, rotor, vanes, and sleeve assembly. You should download the TC Pump Driveshaft D&R scan as well


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TC Pump Driveshaft Disassembly & Repair

The small Saginaw pump with the ball bearing supported driveshaft. Remove and replace the ball bearing and the driveshaft. Replace the plastic reservoir or the return tube. Includes a blowup picture of the pump with various production options


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P-Pump Pulley Attachments


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P-Pump Parts Repair and Replace – Where to purchase C2/C3 Power Steering Pumps and Parts.


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P-Pump Leak Points Pic


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P-Pump Flow Control Valve Pic


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P-Pump Driveshaft Seal Replace


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P-Pump Blowup Pic


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P-Pump Bench Repair


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P- Pump Operation How a typical power steering pump operates


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Manual Gear Service Parts – Where to purchase C3 Manual Gear Assemblies and Component Parts (Rev 03JA2003)


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Manual Gear Pitman Shaft Seal Replace – In Vehicle


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Manual Gear Overhaul Procedure


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Manual Gear Adjustment – in vehicle (Rev 14NO2008)


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Manual Gear Adjust Pics

Flex Coupling Versus A Single Universal Joint


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Flex Coupling Rebuild Kits – My Opinion (Rev 05JL2007)


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Flex Coupling Pics


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Flex Coupling Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know and More (Rev 24JA2007)


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Flex Coupling and Column Assembly Instructions – AIM Sheet


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Improved Steering Effort and Feel – Jim Shea’s research on control valve springs and alignment


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Control Valve Cutaway with Sliding Seals


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Control Valve Replace Pics


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Control Valve Effort Upgrade (Rev 05JN2006)


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Control Valve Replace and Balance Instructions (Rev 18OC2006)


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Control Valve Rebuild Tips – This paper provides tips and descriptions on how to assemble the sliding seals that are part of the control valve (Rev 03MR2006)


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Control Valve Overhaul Instructions


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Control Valve Blowup & Rebuild Tips – The Chevrolet shop manual blowup is not correct in two areas. This paper has a corrected valve blowup picture and describes some of the other components


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Booster Cylinder Seal Removal (Rev 28JA2006)


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Booster Cylinder Seal Packages – New design 3 parts – Early design 5 parts


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Booster Cylinder Overhaul Instructions


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Horn Operation Diagnosis (Rev 27OC2010)

This is for both A&F cars and Corvettes

67-82 Corvettes

67-76 A&F Cars


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