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How to remove steering column from a 1970-1981 firebird

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Disconnect the battery under the hood under the brake cylinder on steering shaft there is an 11/16 nut remove that slide the bolt out there should be a small linkage arm with a rod going to the transmission remove the clip that holds the rod to the small arm and pop out the rod it might be tough under the dash on floor unbolt the bolts 7/16 head around the black plate to the left of the gas pedal up under the dash where the column meets the dash there are 2 studs pointing down remove the nuts 9/16 head and slowly lower the column down just enough to reach in and remove the electrical plugs from the ignition switch turn signal plug and the bottom of column the neutral safety switch turn the column so the small arm clears the hole in floor and pull the column up towards you while tugging on it hope this helps

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