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Foxboro On Rod-side Member

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i just went out to move the chevelle out of the way to get something out of the shop and it is screwed up somehow. it has the original auto steering column in it with the shifter handle removed from when i put in the floor shift. once in a blue moon i had to insert a small screw driver in the hole to put it back in park position on the column, and that is on my to-do list, but this is way different. when i just went to start it this time it wouldn't and i did the driver thing and still no start but this time the steering wheel won't unlock with the key in the on position either. as it is i can't even push it out of the way with the locked wheel. i finally sold the 40 coupe but i have to move the chevelle to get it out this weekend. it won't bother me to get rough with it as that will speed up to to-do list but i have to get it moved somehow. 

give me your best shot's guy's pls.



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Under the hood is the portion on the column that had the shift rod attatched to it and to the trans. Pull up on the column portion and lock it in place with a zip tie. Have a look at the neutral saftey switch on the column. All this you probably have done already Rick,thought I'd throw it out there. It may be time to replace that ignition /key cylinder  too.

 

 

 

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Pin for the lock latch plate is not retracting, remove the steering wheel, press down on the latch plate( you might need to purchase the tool for this), remove the retaining clip and lift off the latch plate. You should be able to steer the car again in any gear, with and without the ignition switch on.

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Please give us an up date thanks

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red-oak wrote:

Please give us an up date thanks


 yea-yea-yea, lol. when i posted the thread i was in a dither over being caught with my wiener in my hand because i had put it off to the last short hairs before it had to be done then the ignition on the chevelle decided it was time to screw up. it started out as a 1/2hr job of moving the chevelle, move the cornet from under the coupe, lower it and push it to the door, eezy-peezy right. not! so, after 20min to a 1/2hr of chasing my tail i came in the house and posted the thread thinking i was forgetting something and someone will suggest something that i was over looking. when jr mentioned the shift lever at the fire wall should be tied to fix the screwdriver trick is when the light came on remembering the fix for the no start but the wheel was still locked. hmmm then koot posted taking the plate out of the column and the second light came on. lol i knew i didn't have the time or the inclination to get into taking the wheel off but, wait for it the 2nd lite, i remembered i had a 4pc set of car dollies somewhere that i hadn't used or seen for a long time. back to eezy-peezy,  lol 

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 that's pretty much how it ended or some version of it. lol  the being slow to reply is i am still mad at myself for having to ask the question in the first place. thanks for the reply's, you each turned on a light. the bottom line is the ignition switch let go with the wheel locked and no juice anywhere. it was a false alarm and the sky didn't really fall after all. i was the dummy for getting in a dither over it.



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Glad you got it sorted out Rick.

 

 

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Junior wrote:

Glad you got it sorted out Rick.

 

 

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  thanks jr and the coupe is gone leaving the coronet left to go now. that shift lever was tied to the original power brake booster bracket until i put a new disc-disc master cyl with a 7" booster and a electric vac pump for more brakes, there was little to no vacuum with the 572. there was no way to get at the lever to put a tie to it with the big squared off dart valve cover without removing it, and no gasket handy if needed. hence the screwdriver and another to-do list item. i probably only used the driver a couple of times so there was no pressure to do it tomorrow sort of thing. with no heat and crappy lighting in that shop this whole steering column issue is first up in the spring, it has to be as it won't start and i can't move it without the dollies.

  i got stuff to do over the winter in the heated shop with the first job being to get the glass back in the backhoe that's been in there waaay too long so i can put it outside then clean up the place, it's a pig pen.  there are a couple of to-do items for the 50 truck and i have a s&s 111 motor to put in the bike with true dual exhaust. i have committed myself to one job at a time until completely done, no to-do items, lol. lets see, this getting old sh!t is starting to suck. i am finding my mind is writing cheque's that my body has a hard time keeping up to lately. lmao   thanks for the tip jr.

 



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oldkoot wrote:

Pin for the lock latch plate is not retracting, remove the steering wheel, press down on the latch plate( you might need to purchase the tool for this), remove the retaining clip and lift off the latch plate. You should be able to steer the car again in any gear, with and without the ignition switch on.


 thanks koot, i knew that was the fix but but my clock was ticking and i got in a dither over it. i have got the tools for it but with no heat and crappy lighting it's parked for the winter.  sad part is, it wasn't really that many years ago it would of been done at minus 10f with a couple of flashlights. lol



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