Archive for February 2011

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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Tilt Strg Column 69-76 Parts & Installation Pics


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Tilt Strg Column 69-76 Disassembly and Repair Pics #3 – Used with Papers #2 & #3

Provided in both PDF & MS Word formats.


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Tilt Strg Column 69-76 Disassembly and Repair Pics #2 – Used with Paper #3

Provided in both PDF & MS Word formats.


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Tilt Strg Column 69-76 Disassembly and Repair Pics #1 – Used with Papers #1, #2, & #3

Provided in both MS Word & PDF Formats.


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Tilt Strg Column 69-76 Disassembly & Repair Paper #3 (Rev 0-5MY2010) – Repair loose pivot pins & lock shoes, tighten support screws, remove steering shaft, delash plastic tilt pivot, replace rack, sector, & upper bearings

Provided in both PDF & MS Word


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Tilt Strg Column 69-76 Disassembly and Repair Paper #2 (Rev 15JA2010) – Drop/remove steering column, replace/adjust turn signal and ignition switch, replace lower column bearing


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Tilt Strg Column 69-76 Disassembly & Repair Paper #1 (Rev 09JA2010) pdf format


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Tilt Strg Column 69-76 Disassembly & Repair Paper #1 (Rev 09JA2010) word format – Check for loose pivot pins, support screws & lock shoes, replace lock cylinder & key buzzer


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