Steering Column spline coupler whatchacallit..

Brakes, Steering & Suspension

  1. HEMI-ITIS

    HEMI-ITIS STREETER

    My Photo Garage
    Messages:
    9,227
    Likes Received:
    9071
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Location:
    Long Island,New York
    Local Time:
    9:06 AM
    After mine went on FIRE.I replaced with the bling flaming river joint.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • BeeKool

      BeeKool Well-Known Member

      My Photo Garage
      Messages:
      10,118
      Likes Received:
      15934
      Joined:
      Aug 14, 2016
      Location:
      Iowa
      Local Time:
      8:06 AM
      Two ?s
      First
      I received my replacement seal/cap/spring assy from DMT today. How do I get the coupler off the steering shaft 20180223_185003.jpg
       
    • BeeKool

      BeeKool Well-Known Member

      My Photo Garage
      Messages:
      10,118
      Likes Received:
      15934
      Joined:
      Aug 14, 2016
      Location:
      Iowa
      Local Time:
      8:06 AM
      2nd.
      My column is missing the bushing, where can I get a replacement?
      20180223_184946.jpg
       
    • Daves69

      Daves69 Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      1,342
      Likes Received:
      1064
      Joined:
      Jan 24, 2014
      Location:
      ChiWest
      Local Time:
      8:06 AM
      upload_2018-2-23_21-27-4.png

      Bend cover tabs out.
      Lift cover and seal.
      Push coupler dowel pin outward.
      Slide coupling off.
      Catch all the parts that fall out!
       
      • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
      • Agree Agree x 1
      • Daves69

        Daves69 Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        1,342
        Likes Received:
        1064
        Joined:
        Jan 24, 2014
        Location:
        ChiWest
        Local Time:
        8:06 AM
        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
        • BeeKool

          BeeKool Well-Known Member

          My Photo Garage
          Messages:
          10,118
          Likes Received:
          15934
          Joined:
          Aug 14, 2016
          Location:
          Iowa
          Local Time:
          8:06 AM
          I was thinking about doing something similar. I think I could just Mic everything and order a collar bearing.
           
          • Like Like x 1
          • HEMI-ITIS

            HEMI-ITIS STREETER

            My Photo Garage
            Messages:
            9,227
            Likes Received:
            9071
            Joined:
            Dec 14, 2008
            Location:
            Long Island,New York
            Local Time:
            9:06 AM
            I just made a deal on a 64 Auto column.Will modify and add a removable steering wheel.
            It's getting harder to climb over the door bar.I have the original manual column in there now.That gets traded for the 64:popcorn2:
             
            • Like Like x 2
            • MarPar

              MarPar MeatMan FBBO Gold Member

              My Photo Garage
              Messages:
              11,927
              Likes Received:
              17361
              Joined:
              Nov 21, 2008
              Location:
              In GTXtacy Illinois
              Local Time:
              8:06 AM
              Yep, punch that roll pin out

              DSC02919.JPG
               
              • Agree Agree x 1
              • BeeKool

                BeeKool Well-Known Member

                My Photo Garage
                Messages:
                10,118
                Likes Received:
                15934
                Joined:
                Aug 14, 2016
                Location:
                Iowa
                Local Time:
                8:06 AM
                Column is put of car.
                I need to get the coupler off the column.
                Then find a collar bearing to replace the missing bushing. (I may have one in the archives)
                 
                • Like Like x 1
                • PP1RT

                  PP1RT Well-Known Member

                  Messages:
                  2,317
                  Likes Received:
                  2884
                  Joined:
                  Jun 26, 2015
                  Location:
                  IA
                  Local Time:
                  8:06 AM
                  I might have what you need. I'll give you a shout.
                   
                  • Like Like x 1
                  • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                  • MOPARENT

                    MOPARENT Well-Known Member

                    Messages:
                    501
                    Likes Received:
                    684
                    Joined:
                    Mar 9, 2014
                    Location:
                    Maine
                    Local Time:
                    9:06 AM
                    I used a couple of those big fender clamps to hold the new seal and ring together while I beat the clips into submission...worked out well.

                    clamp.jpg
                     
                    • Like Like x 1
                    • BeeKool

                      BeeKool Well-Known Member

                      My Photo Garage
                      Messages:
                      10,118
                      Likes Received:
                      15934
                      Joined:
                      Aug 14, 2016
                      Location:
                      Iowa
                      Local Time:
                      8:06 AM
                      20180225_134911.jpg
                      The DMT Grommet/Cap/Retainer clip seems to work.
                      I may have put too much grease back in the coupler. Probably won't be a big deal
                       
                      • Like Like x 2
                      • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                      • 66383

                        66383 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                        My Photo Garage
                        Messages:
                        752
                        Likes Received:
                        498
                        Joined:
                        Jan 19, 2018
                        Location:
                        calvert city, ky
                        Local Time:
                        8:06 AM
                        Does the steering column have to be removed to install a new coupler kit?
                         
                        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                        • HEMI-ITIS

                          HEMI-ITIS STREETER

                          My Photo Garage
                          Messages:
                          9,227
                          Likes Received:
                          9071
                          Joined:
                          Dec 14, 2008
                          Location:
                          Long Island,New York
                          Local Time:
                          9:06 AM
                          No,it can be done in the car,but maybe it would be easier to pull it IDK.I changed to a flaming river and did it IN the car.
                           
                        • 66383

                          66383 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                          My Photo Garage
                          Messages:
                          752
                          Likes Received:
                          498
                          Joined:
                          Jan 19, 2018
                          Location:
                          calvert city, ky
                          Local Time:
                          8:06 AM
                          Thanks, probably give it a try.
                           
                          • Like Like x 1
                          • HEMI-ITIS

                            HEMI-ITIS STREETER

                            My Photo Garage
                            Messages:
                            9,227
                            Likes Received:
                            9071
                            Joined:
                            Dec 14, 2008
                            Location:
                            Long Island,New York
                            Local Time:
                            9:06 AM
                            I also want to get a bearing for the column shaft where it comes through the fireWall.
                            Will also trim the column tube flush with the firewall.Set the engine back a few inches:thumbsup:

                            2.19.17 032.jpg 2.25.17 001.jpg 2.25.17 003.jpg 3.23.17 005.jpg 3.23.17 006.jpg 3.23.17 008.jpg 3.23.17 009.jpg 4.5.17 015.jpg 4.11.17 003.jpg 6.1.17 072.jpg
                             
                            • Like Like x 4
                            • hyde-park

                              hyde-park Well-Known Member

                              Messages:
                              82
                              Likes Received:
                              36
                              Joined:
                              Jul 28, 2009
                              Location:
                              Midwest
                              Local Time:
                              8:06 AM
                              What am I looking at in the first picture? Some sort of an aftermarket brace for the top of the manual steering box?
                               
                              • Agree Agree x 1
                              • HEMI-ITIS

                                HEMI-ITIS STREETER

                                My Photo Garage
                                Messages:
                                9,227
                                Likes Received:
                                9071
                                Joined:
                                Dec 14, 2008
                                Location:
                                Long Island,New York
                                Local Time:
                                9:06 AM
                                Yes.When you have the milodon pump the motor mount/steering box mount has to be modified.When the majority of the mount is cut away this brace holds the box very nicely!!
                                PM me if you would like to buy one.

                                4.11.17 008.jpg 3.18.17 027.jpg 3.18.17 028.jpg 3.18.17 029.jpg 5.9.17 034.jpg 5.9.17 035.jpg 5.9.17 036.jpg 6.16.17 005.jpg
                                 
                                • Like Like x 1
                                • YY1

                                  YY1 Well-Known Member

                                  My Photo Garage
                                  Messages:
                                  12,010
                                  Likes Received:
                                  4684
                                  Joined:
                                  Jun 26, 2010
                                  Location:
                                  FL
                                  Local Time:
                                  9:06 AM
                                  I use zip ties in an "X" pattern.

                                  If you place the ends carefully and trim the excess, it's not very noticeable at all.
                                   
                                  • Like Like x 1
                                  • MarPar

                                    MarPar MeatMan FBBO Gold Member

                                    My Photo Garage
                                    Messages:
                                    11,927
                                    Likes Received:
                                    17361
                                    Joined:
                                    Nov 21, 2008
                                    Location:
                                    In GTXtacy Illinois
                                    Local Time:
                                    8:06 AM
                                    Reviving this thread...

                                    I am switching out the pot (huh-huh) coupler to put a rebuilt one (plus the aforementioned clamp) to my Dart.

                                    Now Im stuck. :mad:

                                    This is all in-car mind you...I punched out the roll pin, but I cannot get the coupler off of the shaft...and I do not remember how the hell I did it on the GTXer many moons ago. I thought one did not have to disassemble the column to get the inner shaft to move back just a CH to wiggle the coupler up and out.

                                    I will post pics shortly

                                    Any help would be much appreciated :thumbsup:
                                     
                                  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                                    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
                                    Dismiss Notice