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Steering column/shifter linkage.

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Old 10-28-2011, 03:25 PM
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Default Steering column/shifter linkage.

So I pulled the column yesterday and completed the rock solid ram steering fix. Reinstalled it and hooked the linkage up and the column shifter will not move the linkage. I can move it up and down and change the gear with my hand but not on the column.

The steering wheel was tied off and did not rotate, did I break the clock spring or what? How do I fix this?

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Sounds like something fell off. Clockspring won't have anything to do with it. So long as your airbag lite is off, and the horn/cruise works, that should be fine.
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Alright I'll pull the column again and inspect it. I hope I didn't funk up the column.

Any tips on what to look for?

If the column is toast what are my options besides buying a whole new column? Floor shifter conversion?
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You sure you have the linkage hooked back up? They can be a PITA to pop back in.
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Not in the column itself, somewhere on the external linkage. There is very little IN the column to fail.....
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Not in the column itself, somewhere on the external linkage. There is very little IN the column to fail.....
I had to replace the column on my 98, because the crush joint or whatever it is inside the column broke. Anyway, it's simple. If the you move the shifter and the linkage does not move, the column is hosed. Get one from a JY. The dealer was like 900 bucks at that time. (4 or 5 years ago)
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Aww man....oh well ima look at a couple kits for floor shift. I wonder how i broke it. Junkyard trip for sure this week.

Anyway thanks guys.
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Is there a diff between 4x4 and 2wd columns? How bout between years and models(2500 ect)?
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Is there a diff between 4x4 and 2wd columns? How bout between years and models(2500 ect)?
Years will matter, that's all. You sure you installed the bushing correct? I also don't see how you broke anything if it worked fine before.
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Well i was able to pound on the linkage and it started working again. But it still binds a little.
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