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I bought parts to replace a turn signal switch in the tilt column of a 1990 Cadillac Seville. I have never done this before but I am a fairly good mechanic. I have plenty of tools but maybe not all that I need for the job. I took the column apart piece by piece as instructed by my cadillac repair manual. Seemed to go just fine until I had all the parts out of the way that were required and then I bumped the upper shaft. It fell back out of the bearing and possibly twisted a bit. When I try to put it back together, the shaft ends up being too short to get the steering wheel on. I can pull it out further by hand, but I have no way to hold it in place. Not sure if a pin is missing or what? Frustrated!

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Hi Dave:

I'll help you finish it, but you need to tell me if you have a telescopic column or not.  Very different answers depending on the design you have.

You can email me directly at support@steeringcolumnservices.com if you want to work outside this forum.

Doug

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Douglas Gan

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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.

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

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GM certified, ASE certified, 4 yrs college, Mech Tech degree
I own multiple auto repair companies and can help you professionally through any of our websites at:
www.steeringcolumnservices.com ---- we stock many older steering column parts and can rebuild your column if you ship it to us
www.airbagsolutions.com --- we sell airbag replacement information (no parts)
www.autoinformationservices.com -- we perform investigations for many types of vehicle claims
Please feel free to contact us through any of our websites for more information or help

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