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Pivot pin remover broke off by painandgain99
Started on: 10-22-2015 04:02 PM
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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

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In similar situations (loose steering column), it's often been suggested in this forum to just swap out the steering column with a good one. It's a whole lot less work... if a column is available to you.
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In similar situations (loose steering column), it's often been suggested in this forum to just swap out the steering column with a good one. It's a whole lot less work... if a column is available to you.


At the moment, i dont have the money for a new column. Keep in mind im only 16 😂i just have to figure out how to get the broken pivot pin remover out of the pivot pin
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Originally posted by painandgain99:

i dont have the money for a new column.


I said nothing about a "new" column. A good used one might be had for next to nothing, depending on where you might find it. However, the experience of fixing this one will stay with you a long time. I repaired one about 20 years ago and decided I never wanted to do it again.
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Originally posted by Patrick:

I said nothing about a "new" column. A good used one might be had for next to nothing, depending on where you might find it. However, the experience of fixing this one will stay with you a long time. I repaired one about 20 years ago and decided I never wanted to do it again.


Ive been asking around craigslist and theyre going for 60-100$ out of parts cars. Right now i have none lol. Now im trying to remove the column from the car so i can fix it inside and the lower bracket bolts wont come off and i do not want to break them. So frustrating
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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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Yup, I used a bolt/screw to remove it.
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