Old thread brought up again................this IS one of my "minor" problems to fix on the 66 Coronet I just bought. The shop manual says "snap it off" during disassembly and "snap it onto the lug" during assembly??????
I was thinking of trying to put a bolt or stud if it could be threaded into the hole I can feel with my finger. I'm amazed to see several people with the problem. So, reading above, I need a 1/4"-28 stud that is 1.5 inches long. If it threads in, I think I can do it without taking out the column - I can reach it pretty well. How was the jam nut used? Could you even use a plain bolt of the right length with the head on it? I'm not exactly clear. I would love to solve this problem but not going to remove the column. Thank you.
Oh, now I see the pic above......missed it earlier. Thank you. Could you screw the stud in until it bottoms or will it interfere with something in the column.