Vintage Chevrolet Club - Forums
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of all Chevrolets and GMCs.


Owner: Rustoholic
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
30 Steering column removal #231627
01/21/12 08:03 PM
01/21/12 08:03 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 4
Clovis,CA
K
Katuna Offline OP
Grease Monkey
Katuna  Offline OP
Grease Monkey
K
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 4
Clovis,CA
Trying to figure out how to remove the steering column from the steering box. Loosened the collar. Have had other columns (non Chevy) that the worm gear just unscrewed from the box but this doesn't want to.

Katuna

World's Greatest
 
Vintage Chevrolet Club of America
"The World's Best Chevrolet Club"
Re: 30 Steering column removal [Re: Katuna] #231634
01/21/12 09:28 PM
01/21/12 09:28 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 540
iowa
D
dens41 Offline

Oil Can Mechanic
dens41  Offline

Oil Can Mechanic
D
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 540
iowa
I had the column out of my 30 this fall,remove the wheel and clamp at the dash and the clamp at the gear, then the outer tube will slide up and off. Then to get the gear out I had to drop the exhaust pipe and then the shield between the engine and frame. Next remove the pitman arm then the clamp that holds it to the frame. Then it will drop out under the car.


Dens Chevys 1928 coupe 1941street rod 1947Fleetline 4 door 1949 1/2 ton Pickup 1954 210 4 door 1972 Monte Carlo 2003 Corvette convt..
Re: 30 Steering column removal [Re: Katuna] #231724
01/22/12 06:05 PM
01/22/12 06:05 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 4
Clovis,CA
K
Katuna Offline OP
Grease Monkey
Katuna  Offline OP
Grease Monkey
K
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 4
Clovis,CA
Thanks Dens. I'm trying to figure out how to get the shaft out of the box. I'll pull the tube off first of course but I can't figure out how to release the worm gear.

Last edited by Katuna; 01/22/12 06:06 PM.
Re: 30 Steering column removal [Re: Katuna] #231746
01/22/12 08:00 PM
01/22/12 08:00 PM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 28,725
Eagle Point, Oregon
Junkyard Dog Offline

Tech Advisor
Junkyard Dog  Offline

Tech Advisor
ChatMaster - 25,000
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 28,725
Eagle Point, Oregon
Check your shop manual. It gives instructions on how to disassemble the steering box, including the worm gear.

To remove the worm gear after the rest of the parts of the steering box have been removed, simply unscrew the worm gear adjusting nut at the bottom of the gear box and pull out the worm gear and main shaft.

laugh wink beer2


The Mangy Old Mutt

"If It's Not Junk.....It's Not Treasure!"

Moderated by  Bill Barker, brewster, tonyw 

Your Status
Please register or login to post or reply. Forget Your Password?
Become a Member!

JOIN THE VCCA and get access to the member-only features of the forum, including the ability to upload photos. You'll also receive our monthly magazine "Generator & Distributor". Yearly membership as low as $25!

Helpful Links
Reset Your Password
Kill Your Cookies
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (Floats, 1 invisible), 6 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Today's Birthdays
Truck1927
Member Photos
1942 Chevrolet oldies
1918 Model D-4
My Chevys
My 31' Chevy Show
What is missing?
31' headlight reflectors re-silvered at home
Newest Members
FB_Tweed, Dones475, aland, Stickdude, Achipmunk
15124 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums69
Topics49,997
Posts362,518
Members15,124
Most Online304
Jun 18th, 2016
 

Notice: Any comments posted herein do not necessarily reflect the official position of the VCCA.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1