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I have an 84 gmc jimmy, tuesday i went to turn the key and it just free spun with out catching. i have no power. i tore my steering column down to the tilt section, and i am at a stand still. the peice i need to replace is the metal slide thats teeth connect with the teeth to the plastic gear on the other side of the key. where do i go from here?

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It would be alot simpler to replace the whole column than to try to replace the component parts. the whole column you can purchase for 75.00 or less with the key there are like 4 bolts some have 6 and then 1 or 2 nuts to release the universal joint at the floor totally replaced in a half an hour maybe a bit longer
if that gear or ladder bar are messed up inside the column it woud be caused by binding due to excessive wear. rebuilding the column can be done but it takes time and expense and in the event of tilt wheel, air bags ect some special tools and experiance to get the job done.

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