Steering Column Assy.

I replaced the tumbler assy. on a 1989 Caddy Fleetwood, but have been unable to keep the top part of the column shaft stationary to use a spring compressor to put the "c" ring in place. The car has a
telescopic wheel. How do I keep it stationary, or what else do I do to replace the "c" ring?
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"momissionary04" wrote: > I replaced the tumbler assy. on a 1989 Caddy Fleetwood, but > have been unable to keep the top part of the column shaft > stationary to use a spring compressor to put the "c" ring in > place. The car has a telescopic wheel. How do I keep it > stationary, or what else do I do to replace the "c" ring?
Just did this job last weekend on a gm....I used a "clamshell" bearing puller, put the wheel nut on a few threads, and threaded two pcs of allthread through the clamshell on either side to contact the plate, then push til it goes as far as it will move. This should push is slightly past the groove in the shaft for the ring. Put the c ring on the shaft before the nut/puller, or youll most likely kill it trying to open it up to put it over the shaft.
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You thread an allen head set screw into the upper column telescoping shaft to lock the shaft then use the spring compressor tool.
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