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    Any place in town rebuild steering columns?

    My ignition key is all jacked up on my CJ. I tried replacing the cylinder, but the problem is in the gearing inside. Its also kinda sloppy.

    Is there any place in town that rebuilds them? Replacements are either big bucks, or not an exact fit.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManNamedJed View Post
    My ignition key is all jacked up on my CJ. I tried replacing the cylinder, but the problem is in the gearing inside. Its also kinda sloppy.

    Is there any place in town that rebuilds them? Replacements are either big bucks, or not an exact fit.

    Thanks.
    Gm style column? They aren't that hard with the right tools. Is it a tilt column?

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    It is GM style. Non tilt. It just seems to have lots of little brittle plastic bits in it. Thought it might be best to get a total overhaul.

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    If you search "Saginaw" in the advanced search box, you'll get all the posts that mention this. Under mine (Lik2hvfun) I documented the replacement of the steering column bearing. It wasn't very difficult at all with a couple of tools I had to buy. If you want to take this on, I can loan them to you. I purchased the bearing on eBay and the turn signal and other parts at Summit. The other part of the column that may or may not need repairing is the u-joint at its base in the engine compartment. Mine was fine. When I started my repair, I had no experience at all. I found a video on YouTube showing what I needed to do and I found pictures on the internet. I also took pictures and video when disassembling the column so I would know how things went back together. It all went without a hitch.

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    Totally agree with this, you can do it, although its been 20 years ago I did it to the cj5 I had at the time, I remember the pot metal gear that turns to push the rod to the ignition module was what broke, just get that gear and you can replace it easy enough. Looks like this if I remember,
    https://www.summitracing.com/int/par...rese1-_-dorman

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    Yeah I guess that is what I'm going to do. There was a little plastic clip/spring thing that fell apart when I removed it though. I'm just going to order up whater parts are still available and freshen it up as much as possible.

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