Steering column locking mechanism removal

Suspension, Steering and Chassis

  1. T-Man700

    T-Man700 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Having a problem removing the locking piece on a 72 auto column. I want to use the power steering shaft from the auto to then use on my floor shift column. The floor column just had a pin to remove. The auto must use a different tool. Any ideas would help, thanks in advance. The last photo is the floor piece for reference.

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    Ceedawg Well-Known Member

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    Same, take that collar off, pin under it. I never put it back on especially for a drag car, you can then cut the ignition off and not be afraid of locking the steering.
     
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    • cudamark

      cudamark FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Yup, that little stamped steel cover comes off the hub to reveal the roll pin.
       
    • T-Man700

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      Awesome, that’s easy enough. Thanks
       
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      Isn't that piece the same whether it's a column shift or floor shift?
       
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      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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      That was a design flaw in the early Dusters. I had one that i blew the clutch. I reached up and turned the key off and it locked the steering wheel with the wheel turned slightly to the right. I wound up in a ditch.
       
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      • T-Man700

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        Looks like my floor shift column was taken apart before and not done very well. They even welded the two pieces of steering shaft together instead of just using plastic pins. So much for safety. Got that locking collar off already.
         
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