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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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I have a 1987 dodge. Replaced blinker ( )switch drove one

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I have a 1987 dodge . Replaced blinker (flasher )switch drove one block the betting I column fell out what and were should I look for
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad ,Welcome To JustAnswer, I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting a reply ASAP

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 3 months ago.

you meant the bottom of the steering fell out ? what are you looking for

can explain a little more , or maybe send a picture if you can .

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Bearings that are on the top of the steering column like if you take steering wheel off and spring the bearings around the colum
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 3 months ago.

ok i got you

tell what model dodge you have please so i can look t it up for you

my screen only show 1987 dodge ?

please let me know

Chad

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It is a 1985 Dodge 1 ton four-wheel-drive 360 but they put a 1987 steering column in the night
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 3 months ago.

with or with out tilt steering ?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
With
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 3 months ago.

IS THIS WHAT YOU LOOKING FOR ?

Removal 1. Disconnect battery ground cable. 2. Remove pot coupling to steering gear shaft clamp nut and bolt. 3. Disconnect electrical connector at column jacket. 4. Remove horn and pad assembly, then remove steering wheel using a suitable puller. Do not attempt to remove steering wheel using a hammer as damage to the steering column and shaft will result. 5. Remove the 4 boot floor plate retaining bolts. 6. Remove the two column clamp to tilt assembly screws and remove column. Installation 1. Place floor plate and boot on column, then slide column assembly through floor pan opening. 2. Position column so that steering shaft bearing blocks are centered in the pot coupling, then torque the clamp bolt to 35 ft lb 3. Install but do not tighten steering column upper bracket bolts. 4. With wheels in a straight ahead position, center the steering shaft in the column. 5. Center boot and floor plate and tighten screws. 6. Torque the steering column bracket bolts to 30 ft lb 7. Install steering wheel with master splines aligned and torque nut to 27 ft lb Do not drive wheel onto shaft, use nut to draw it down. 8. Install horn switch parts, connect battery ground cable and check operation of lights and horn.

Tilt Column Release Pedal Adjustment 1. Loosen pedal assembly locknut at adjustable mounting bracket assembly. 2. Move column adjusting assembly foot pad rearward, toward the driver, 0.040 inch from center line of rear column adjustable mounting bracket bolt. While holding pedal in this position, tighten nut until column is locked securely. 3. Test operation of column adjusting pedal by depressing and releasing several times. If correctly adjusted, the pedal will return to the approximate position shown.

VANS & WAGONS EXCEPT FRONT WHEEL DRIVE Removal 1. Disconnect battery ground cable. 2. On vehicles with column shift, disconnect link rod(s) at lower end of column by prying out of grommet in shift lever. New grommets should be used whenever rod(s) is (are) disconnected from lever. 3. Remove coupling roll pin at lower end of column, then the column jacket electrical connectors. 4. Remove steering wheel using a suitable puller. Do not attempt to remove steering wheel using a hammer as damage to the steering column and shaft will result. 5. Remove turn signal lever. 6. Remove floor plate to floor pan retaining screws. 7. Remove cluster bezel and panel lower reinforcement to expose steering column bracket. 8. Disconnect automatic transmission shift indicator pointer cable from shift housing. 9. Remove steering column bracket to instrument panel support nuts. 10. Disconnect flex coupling from steering gear worm shaft and remove steering column.

Installation 1. Install ground clip on left capsule slot, then making sure that both capsules are properly installed in bracket slots, insert column assembly through floor pan opening. 2. With wheels in a straight ahead position and master splines on worm shaft and coupling aligned, engage coupling with worm shaft and install roll pin. Do not apply end loads to steering shaft. 3. While holding column assembly over the mounting studs, install but do not tighten the two stud nuts. 4. After making sure that the two capsules, are fully seated in the column support bracket slots, torque the two stud nuts to 110 inch lbs. 5. Place floor plate over floor pan opening, then center it around column and install and tighten the retaining bolts 6. Install steering wheel and retaining nut. Torque nut to 60 ft lb on 1980 - 81 vehicles, or 45 ft lb on 1982 - 87 vehicles. Do not drive wheel onto shaft, use nut to draw it down. 7. Install horn switch components and connect horn switch wire. 8. Connect electrical connector at steering column jacket and battery ground cable. Check operation of horns and lights. 9. Connect shift linkage to shift lever by snapping rod into grommet using pliers. Adjust shift linkage. A new grommet should be used when rod is disconnected from lever. 10. On models with a column shift automatic transmission, connect gearshift indicator pointer cable to bracket. Slowly move gearshift lever from Low position to Park position, pausing at each selector position. If necessary, bend indicator bracket to properly align pointer. 11. Install panel lower reinforcement and cluster bezel.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 3 months ago.

Steering column Diagram continue