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I have a 1976 Chevy 4X4.  It has tilt steering and I went to replace the key switch and discovered that was not the problem it was the gear on the left side had some teeth broke off.  I can not find this part.  I also will needs its keeper.  Ignition Rack Kit?

Thanks for your time

Hi Chris:

Sorry about your truck.
Yes, the sector gear is a very popular part that fails.  There were 2 designs in 1976, a gear with 5 teeth and a gear with 6 teeth.  You need to determine which yours was.  Usually, the 6 tooth gear was white or yellow and the 5 tooth gear was black.  These are not interchangeable and our company stocks both.  Here is a link to help you determine which one it is and whatever else you may need.
Ignition Actuator gears and parts for tilt columns
I'm not sure what you mean by a keeper, but hopefully, you can tell from the photos and simply order it directly.
Feel free to call us if you have any questions



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Douglas Gan


My specialties are stolen vehicles, steering column and ignition locks repair, airbag service and installation and diagnosis. My work includes both domestic (USA) vehicles and foreign designs.


30 years owning a company that specializes in steering columns, ignition & airbag related problems

GM certified, ASE certified, 4 yrs college, Mech Tech degree
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