About double what it should cost. $75 an hour labor (average) x 2 hours, is
You have to dismantle the column (mostly) , Loctite the bolts and torque to
spec. Common issue on all GM tilt columns of this vintage.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director
'80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig.
'79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig
'84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going....
'91 S10 Blazer 4.3Z
You all have answered my mystery greater than anyone could dream!
I've messed with steering columns before - (my arthritis throbs)
But i can understand and dig an afternooner & $150 max to cure!
I have to sell this 'Bird.. and this is about essential for safety
and so it isn't a "complete parts loss" - firm the price again.
ALL Appreciated, Guys,
I can see 4 hours if you've never done it before and you don't have a
diagram but for a professional, 4 hours seems to be a bit much. You also
don't *have* to loctite the bolts. I didn't and my column has kept together
for 4 years but agreed, it's not a question of if, it's a question of when
it'll come loose.
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