Question to Pry lower coupling from steering gear wormshaft

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  1. Dean Prevolos

    Dean Prevolos Well-Known Member

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    I am removing my K-member with the steering box. I removed the worm shaft roll pin and have carefully pryed the lower coupling up , to remove from the gear wormshaft. I did not get it pryed all the way off the gear wormshaft so I can remove the K-member. I have two questions:

    1st- should I be able to pry the lower coupling up toward the fire wall enough to free it from the gear wormshaft?
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    2nd- Do I have to unbolt the steering column plate at the floor board(4 bolts) and the steering column bolts from the bracket under the dash to pull the steering column out enough to clear the gear wormshaft?

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. 493 Mike

    493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    No, and Yes.
    Mike
     
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    • BeepBeepRR

      BeepBeepRR FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      If you pry up on it you can shear the pins in the column if it is equipped with a collapsing column. If you take the column loose from under the dash and firewall you don't risk that.
       
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      • 440 4 speed

        440 4 speed Well-Known Member

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        You need to loosen the column, starting in 67.
         
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