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1984 Dodge Ramcharger Tilt Steering Diagram

I have excess play in the tilt steerin g of my R.C. I know its a common issue, and I have dismanteled the column but still cannot access the column but cannot gain access to the tilt mechanism to see if it can be tightened or not. Does anyone have info and a fullu exploded diagram so I can see what I am missing??


Dan Woodall

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  • Danny Woodall Aug 08, 2009

    Thank you for your help, and I did try that approach, but unfortunately any of the trucks I approached either already had the column removed or parted out, or was a non-tilting type. BUT I did have success in repairing my column, here's how.

    Upon removing the ignition switch and three (3) torque head screws I was able to remove the steering column lock housing. At this point I was able to remove the tilt spring (located at the 7 o'clock position in relation to the column) by depressing in on squared opening within the cover and turning approx 45 degrees. You will also notice two (2) threaded pins, one on each side of the cloumn. You need to incert a bolt into each to remove them. I found that a sliding dent puller works quite well for this task. With those now removed you can slide off the shaft bearing housing, exposing the coulmns u-joint and the four (4) 1/4" bolts that tighten the tilt column. CAREFULLY slide the u-joint apart (marking either the top or bottom for alignment upon reassemblly), for this makes easier access to the bolts. Re-tighten these bolts with some thread locker and reassemble the column in reverse order of teardown.

    I hope my experience and persiverence in this matter helps those who need it.

    Danny Woodall



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What i do is go to a good salvage yard and fine one the same as my and replace the hole thing take it to a locksmith first and have it rekey so my keys are all the same try this website to see if there is a good salvage yard near you try this website it to find one close to you.

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    edgar walker Aug 11, 2009

    thank you very much for sharing that information it is very helpful



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