Tag: steering

Early LT1 Power Steering Upgrades for Reliability at Higher RPM

>>LT1 P/S Failure Overview: The previous owner of my car had 2 types of recurring, very frustrating failures of a \’93 LT1. This resulted in DNF\’s and mandatory trailering after about 12 of 24 road track events. We battled these issues by installing fresh factory and aftermarket parts. This was fruitless. Special SCCA Trans Am […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

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

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