<VV> Steering Wheel "Clunk"

Mike Stillwell yenko117 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 3 14:37:06 EDT 2021

Paul - the sleeve is ‘65 only. ‘66 had that fun snap ring that holds it all together. I bet a couple of the ball bearings slipped out of the top mast bearing.


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> On Jun 3, 2021, at 9:53 AM, Paul Fox via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> Did you get the sleeve and the spring installed correctly. They hold the column bearing centered in place.Paul Fox
>    On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 08:44:37 PM EDT, edward szuch 
> I have a 66 Corsa that needed the turn signal switch replaced due to
> corrosion of the contacts.  I'm having trouble getting rid of a clunk that
> is heard and felt when I turn from one direction to the other during a
> parking type maneuver.  It seems to be coming from the top of the column
> where the directional switch attaches to the directional housing.  Looking
> at the shop manual, the upper bearing is in the switch so when steering
> inputs are transferred into the bearing and housing, the housing shifts on
> the outer mast jacket causing the clunk?
> I've tried shifting the switch/bearing up and down in the housing in the
> hole clearances to avoid an alignment bias without success.  I've tried
> different torques on the switch fasteners to allow some slight shifting of
> the assembly to avoid the clunk but nothing has worked.  I'm afraid to go
> too low for obvious safety reasons.
> Any ideas or experiences that might fix this would be appreciated.  The car
> has relatively low miles, 

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