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I have a 76 chevy k20 tilt steering wheel. Someone in the trucks past went inside and played around in there and didn't put things back right.Im trying to get the truck back on the road. 1st I'm looking for step by step directions to put it back together. The column is in the truck and the tilt knuckle of the column is in pieces. 2nd I'm looking for replacement bearing for it. I have a spring that is flat  steel and know idea where it goes. it was all loose on a bag.
Thank you

Hello Will:

This is one of the most common problems with the GM tilt columns.  We have recently uploaded some pdf & video instructions on our company website (for a small fee) to give you first hand viewing of how to remove, disassemble, and reassemble the tilt column you are talking about. They are broken down into step by step detailed instructions. Although the instructions are not for your exact car, the column is very similar to yours.
Tilt Column Repair Instructions

We have also uploaded exploded views of most columns as well (for free).  Yours should be here:
Exploded Views

I hope these instructions can help you.  Lastly, if you need parts to repair this column simply locate the part and you can purchase it directly through the shopping cart.  We stock just about everything you would need to repair your car properly including the bearings.

Finally, the flat metal spring goes in the tilt housing, under the silver rack gear holding it up and more securely to the round black sector gear.

Good luck


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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

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