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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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97 Steering Column

Guys, I need to replace the turn signal/wiper/hazard lever and the gear shift lever.

Anybody torn into their steering column before? Any help/advice/tips would be awesome! Thanks!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 02:58 PM
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Re: 97 Steering Column

As i recall, its very easy to do once you unbolt/drop the column down off the dash. You shouldnt have to remove the column to do it.


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Re: 97 Steering Column

all you have to do is remove the cover from behind the steering wheel, takes maybe 20 minutes or so, you do not need to drop the column, hardest part was getting the cover off, rest was easy.

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Re: 97 Steering Column

I think there is like 3 or 4 screws that hold the cover together... You will have to take out the ignition but that isn't too difficult either.

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sweeeeet. i'm replacing the ignition switch while im in there, since my past experience has had these go bad in these trucks

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Re: 97 Steering Column

If you are replacing the actual ignition switch and not the lock cylinder you will have to drop the column as it is mounted on top of the column under the dash. Other than that the multi function switch and the shift lever are very easy! If you're as picky as I am make sure you take the time to re-adjust the shift indicator cable before you put the cover back on, otherwise it maybe off after replacing the handle.

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If you are replacing the actual ignition switch and not the lock cylinder you will have to drop the column as it is mounted on top of the column under the dash. Other than that the multi function switch and the shift lever are very easy! If you're as picky as I am make sure you take the time to re-adjust the shift indicator cable before you put the cover back on, otherwise it maybe off after replacing the handle.
Thanks man, i'm very picky (anal-retentive) especially with my vehicles, so i will make sure i adjust that

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Re: 97 Steering Column

New shift lever and multifunction switch went in just fine.

Still have a little bit of slop between N and D...any ideas?

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5 speed swap should fix that slop
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New shift lever and multifunction switch went in just fine.

Still have a little bit of slop between N and D...any ideas?
Mine did more or less the same thing after I fully rebuilt my steering column, Its most likely ware on the shift lever in the cast aluminum tube on the column.

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