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Old 12-13-2009, 08:09 PM
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Newbie Steering Shaft Question

It has the making of a very stupid question, but I did search the forums...

I tried to drop my steering shaft this evening, but after taking everything off of the dash and removing the two bolts that hold it to the dash, it didn't really move. The few write-ups I've found don't talk about loosing or taking the toe plates off. It seems like they could hold it up, but I thought I would ask before giving it a try tomorrow.

Decided to check in the IFSJA manual. Thanks for any help
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:29 PM
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Thanks Ron. That's the area I was discussing. Would the steering shaft drop after you disconnected it from the dash or did you have to loosen it from the firewall as well?

Good luck with the 64.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:24 PM
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I am not sure if this will help, but in order for me to remove the column I had to disconnect the steering column from the steering shaft located in the engine bay.
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The toe plate will give a fair bit of resistance. If you remove the bottom half of the toe plate, it will be free from all. Not sure what your goal is, but I dont remove the toe plate to get the gauge cluster out, or the switch off the column.

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Old 12-14-2009, 07:10 PM
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Thanks Jeff. That's exactly what I am trying to do. I was trying to get better access to the ign switch and neutral safety. All the write-ups say to drop the column, but mine doesn't drop. I'll give it a try. Thanks!
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Neutral safety switch is on the transmission -- drivers side -- 3 wires -- looks like a weird spark plug.

Hope this helps
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:56 PM
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Neutral safety switch is on the transmission -- drivers side -- 3 wires -- looks like a weird spark plug.

Hope this helps

uh, not for his year 1977
should be column mounted
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