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Oversize Steering Column Pivot Pin

This product can reduce excessive tilt steering column looseness. The oversize pin is a problem solver. It is an easy repair alternative to replacing the steering column housing.

Note that the steering wheel on a new C4 ZR-1 will move about 1/4" down and to the left when pulling on the steering wheel. 1/4" movement is normal and can not be reduced with the oversize pin. The pin will reduce the movement if it is more than 1/4". The pin fits all ZR-1's.

The pin fits most GM cars from '70 to '94. If the OE pin size is .400" on the large diameter and .374" on the small diameter and the length is .896", the oversize pin is for that application.

The OE pivot pin is steel and does not wear. The problem is with the aluminum column housing. If the tilt mechanism is used a lot the bore in the casting gets worn.

The pin is easy to install. Drop the steering column by removing the two fasteners with the 15 mm heads. Remove the plastic cover over the base of the turn signal stalk to access the pin. The arrow points to the pin. Remove the pin by inserting a screw in the threaded hole and pulling while pulling the steering wheel to the left and down in-order to unload the pin. Insert the oversize pin.

The right side pivot pin does not need to be replaced. Most of the wear is on the left pin hole. The pin will fit on the right side if you wish to replace it. Extensive disassembly of the column is necessary to access the right pin.

A Corvette ZR-1 is shown in the picture.

    The cost of the pin is $50.

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Last modified: 17-Aug-14