You need a special tool called a �Pivot Pin Puller� and a �Steering Wheel Puller� to access the bolts that are loose. With these tools: * Disconnect the battery * Disconnect any air bags following the factory instructions (too detailed for listing here) * Remove the horn assembly. * Remove the lock nut (do not use the �lock� to hold the steering wheel, you can damage it) * Use the puller to remove the steering wheel * Use the pivot pin puller on the two pivot pins: 3 and 9 o�clock (DO NOT try and �cheat� these without a proper puller, you will damage them) * Remove the upper tilt portion of the assembly (and turn signals if they are attached to this portion of the assembly) * Tighten the 3 bolts of the lower assembly (you cannot access these past the upper assembly) � and once apart you can�t miss them. * Put it back together. (be sure to use threadlocking compound on the bolts) * Or you will be doing this repair again
This is not an easy thing to do as i tried and found my floorboard littered with little parts and springs not to mention the various rods that must be installed.....i am an industrial mechanic by trade and ended up putting it back together......luck was on my side and it still worked....but not fixed......ended up getting a used steering column from a salvage yard for $75 and they removed it....took me about 2 hrs to remove mine and install the new one.......make sure the one you get is good.....i understand that this is a fairly common problem with Astro vans......am going to attempt to fix my old one now that i don't have to have it............just my thoughts......
One to repair an ignition switch on your Astro Van is buy a replacement steering column from a local salvage yard including the ignition key, and replace the whole steering column. RC Houston, TX
i replaced the steering column and the fuel filter. the radio was stolen
The first thing to fail in the steering system are the idler arms - they do not have lube fittings from the factory. Change these and the steering will feel like new.
With special tools such as a wheel puller and a lockplate remover.
THEY ARE TO THE LEFT OF THE STEERING COLUMN AS IT ENTERS THE FIREWALL...THEY ARE COVERED BY A SQUARE BLACK COVER
How do you remove the steering wheel on a 1998 Chevy astro van
The 1995 Chevrolet Astro fuse box is located in the engine compartment. The fuse box will be on the drivers side of the engine compartment.
On top of the steering column near the firewall under the dash. There will be a metal rod going into the bottom of the switch.
There are two places the flasher could be. The first is directly below the ignition switch and the other is under the steering wheel column.
The 1993 Chevrolet Astro Van power steering reservoir can be found on the back side of the engine. The power steering reservoir will be between the engine and the firewall.
You can add power steering fluid to your 1988 Chevy Astro by removing the top to the power steering fluid reservoir. Pour the fluid directly into the reservoir.
Blinker relay is under steering column. In fuse box, there is a relay in right corner. If your blinkers don´t flash, that is usually broken.
Between the steering column and the battery, it is a sideways-mounted black box where all of the wiring harnesses terminate. Should be roughly 12 inches square.
The fuse box is located underneath the steering column, at the driver's side feet, hanging from underneath, and generally secured with tape that says "OK FUSE".
The Astro Van power steering and brakes work off the same pupm. Check the pump for fluid. If it's full and the brakes and steering still hard you must replace the pump
What part of the suspention
under the hood
it right to the left of the power steering resevoir
According to the HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL the 1990 Astro Van has a 17 gallon tank.
If it's low pressure you can repair the leak with some inline hose.
Its has HydraBoost Braked, operates off the power steering pump.
The are not linked in any way.
For a 1987 there is no automatic doors or windows for A Chevy Astro Fuse is underneath the steering colum along the Driver side feet...
Square switch to the left of the steering wheel.