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Tilt column rebuild
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So I just replaced the pin in my wives tilt with the pin from West coast cougar.  I have a few pointers.  The pawl that the pin goes in should be removed and all the grease cleaned.  The pin as machined by west coast cougar did not fit.  I believe they say it was oversized.  I put in in my drill pres and filed it and then polished it until it slid in nicely.  Once it lid in I replaced the pawl (the piece with the grooves for the lower pin) and used a punch to line up one side.  Now the hard part!  Starting the pin is easy but when it gets to the pawl it is a pain.  After some trial and error the best way is to feel it by hand push it until you can just start it.  Use a punch in the other side to line up the pawl.  Then slide it in.  Once in add the c clips and you are all set.  The lower pin is a bear but if yous is fine leav it alone!
Now the clockng.  It stinks!  What I did was put the ignition gear in and pull it all the way out.  I then slid the casting over the gear while turning the ignition gear with a screwdirver.  It worked and slid down nicely.  Email or PM me and I will help anyone with this difficult task.  Don;t rush it and give yourself 2-3 hours!
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