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Ignition Rack Gear Replacement Instructions
(1969-1999 Tilt)

These 19 pages of instructions take you step-by-step through the process of replacing the ignition rack gear, sector gear and preload spring on the tilt housing. The 47 steps with pictures and description will include the removal of the steering wheel, lock plate, turn signal switch, lock cylinder, upper lock cover, tilt housing, dimmer cap and actuator and detailed reassembly. They show in detail each step required to access and service a broken rack gear...one of the most common problems on GM tilt steering columns from 1969-1990 (pre-airbag).

Estimated Time Required: 1.75 - 2.5 hrs.
Tools Needed: Snap ring pliers, 13/16 socket & ratchet, steering wheel puller, lock plate spring compressor, 2 flate blade screwdrivers, pick or probe, phillips screwdriver, 7mm socket, ratchet, short extension, needle nose pliers, 20 torx driver, 30 torx driver, pivot pin puller, hammer.

These special tools are needed to complete this job

Our Part # Rack Gear Replacement
Fits Makes: GM, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile, Pontiac
Fits Years: 1969-1999


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