|Originally posted by painandgain99:|
So within a half hour of receiving my pivot pin remover for my steering column ive been waiting for in the mail, i got to work and it broke off. Inside of the pivot pin. Currently trying not to get mad and break it further. So the easy part will be getting a replacement pivot pin remover. The hard part will be getting the bit of it that broke off inside of the pivot pin.. how do i do this? Do i drill it out with a bit? This friggen car has been parked without a steering wheel for 5 days 😂 having to buy tool after tool
Was the pivot tool made in china? I've removed those pins with nothing more than a long screw with a large washer on the end near the head. Put the jaws of a pair of channel locks over the screw "not gripping it" and start wacking repeatedly towards the washer end of the screw.
Later on I bought the entire "steering column service kit" made by Matco and it came with the pivot tool.
Seems like you need to drill out the broken piece and tap some new threads for a second go at it. Once everything is back together your column should give you years of service. A used one can put you in the same boat your in now. http://www.matcotools.com/c...0/PIVOT-PIN-REMOVER/
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