Tag: steering

How To Overcome Column Lock Failure

While waiting for my car to be serviced (oil/filter change), I noticed a Red 99 or 00 C5 (6-Speed )coming in on a flat-bed tow truck. As I suspected it was being transported to the dealership for a Column Lock failure. The tow drive unloaded the locked up car right in front of me and […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

Installing the Column Lock Bypass

Well I did it!! Installed the C5 Solutions By-Pass last night. Couple of editorial comments first: 1. Easy install, great instructions. 2. It worked ! ! ! 3. If you are big like me (6\’4\”/275 lbs), it is a bit harder than the instructions imply. 4. Can\’t think of an easier $60 insurance policy. Following […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

Notes for Rebuilding a 1992-1996 Tilt Steering Core

I rebuilt the steering column in my \’93 automatic using a column out of a parted-out \’96 manual. The steering colum core is pot metal or very low quality cast steel. The yoke around the pivot pins stretches and wallows out, allowing down-and-left play in the column that is disconcerting. it requires repair or replacement […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

Power Steering Pump Replacement Cheat……..

Let me save you some money. The $400 stock OEM C4 pump is nothing more than a generic GM V8 LT1 Caprice station wagon pump with a different pressure control valve installed to provide higher effort steering. The C4-specific valve is available separately from GM for about $18 and it drops into the high pressure […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

Steering Rack Replacement

(The story with pictures is located at: http://www.corvetteforum.net/c4/marcho/rack/rack_replace.html The following is the text from that link) This will attempt to guide you through replacing the rack & pinion unit on your Corvette. Step 1: Jack up front end and place on jackstands. Remove two front tires. (oh, yeah, the hood is up, too. That\’s something […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

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