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Old 02-02-2018, 11:10 AM   #1
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Putting steering wheel lock plate back in - help

Anyone have any tricks for putting the steering wheel lock plate back in?
I pulled it apart to replace my ignition lock cylinder and now I am having a difficult time pushing the plate past the ridge to install the C clip/lock. That spring under it aint no joke or, I am losing my strength in with age!
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:15 AM   #2
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Re: Putting steering wheel lock plate back in - help

I use one of these:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/o...SABEgKIRfD_BwE

They are sold at most parts stores.
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:15 AM   #3
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Re: Putting steering wheel lock plate back in - help

There is a tool that compresses the plate to install the ring. Without that tool, its a nightmare to fight.
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:39 AM   #4
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Re: Putting steering wheel lock plate back in - help

There is one or 2 wide splines on the shaft that needs to match the teeth on the plate.
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Old 02-02-2018, 12:12 PM   #5
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Yup, there is a master spline. You need the tool, it pulls up on the shaft along with pushing down the plate
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:37 PM   #6
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Re: Putting steering wheel lock plate back in - help

Thanks everyone... I wrestled it last night for about 30 min and 2 beers (beer strength) and could not get it in far enough to set the clip. I will check with my local parts store for the tool. Figures there is a special too for EVERYTHING.

Thanks!!!
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:02 PM   #7
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Re: Putting steering wheel lock plate back in - help

Loan a tool from autozone. That’s what i did. Worked like a charm
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:30 PM   #8
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Re: Putting steering wheel lock plate back in - help

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Loan a tool from autozone. Thatís what i did. Worked like a charm
I live on the Big Island of Hawaii.... No Autozone here. We have Oriellys and Napa... Oriellys had for loan but, it wouldn't be back till tomorrow so, I just went to Napa and got one for 13 bones and some change.

I appreciate all the help!!!
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:24 PM   #9
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Re: Putting steering wheel lock plate back in - help

Done and done
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:18 PM   #10
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Re: Putting steering wheel lock plate back in - help

Or make your own tool [IMG] [/IMG] http://bowtieguy.proboards.com/thread/1227/tilt-column-tear-repair-renew
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