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I'm out of ideas on how to get the steering column out of my Dart so I can clean it up and take the column shift lever off. Any advice would be appreciated. Is the pin in the end pressed in? My Dart/Coronet manual doesn't cover it.

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I'm pretty sure it only comes out one way. Try a good deep socket that just fits over the pin and a big C clamp.
 
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Good idea! I'll give it a shot ;) Thanks!

Modified later........Welp; no luck. I have it soaking in "liquid wrench". I don't want to heat it up with a torch because of the rubber seal just a couple of inches from there. When I see how the new connector attaches; I'll be able to assess if i can "mar" the pin up or not with vise grips.
 
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OK; Boy is my face red! I feel so dumb about this; but I admit it. I overlooked the obvious. I was absolutely sure I had all the bolts out on the column plate; (which is bolted to the firewall )but in my rush to remove the column; I didn't see two of the plate mounting bolts. (It's dark under a dash) So; I was sure that the pin in the other end had to come out in order to remove the column. ......DUH!
doh **(*)
(I'm glad I didn't cut it out.....derrrrrrrr.... :-[)

I dunno about some of you guys; but it seems the older I get; the denser I get. Gosh; whats gonna happen in 20 years?
 
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