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Old 10-21-2004, 19:32   #1 (permalink)
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EL Steering Coloumn into ED?

i posted this in the interior/electrical forum but didnt have much luck there so im hoping someone knows something about it here. here's the link EL steering coloumn into ED?
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Old 10-21-2004, 20:00   #2 (permalink)
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Re: EL Steering Coloumn into ED?

One thing you would need to check is if the intermidiate shafts are swappable. The reason I say this is because you MAY need the later rack. The early racks have a coarse spline on the valve at the rack and the later ones have a fine spline. So it the intermidiate shafts have the same spline then your laughing use your rack and intermidiate shaft and then the later steering column
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I haven't read the post but I can tell you that the main difference is on the flange bit that connects to the firewall. It has some studs on it so you can put some nuts on from the engine bay side of the firewall and then bolt it in from under the dash if you know what I mean. They probably did that to make mounting it easier in the factory.

You could easily get around that though.

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Re: EL Steering Coloumn into ED?

Ah... the intermediate shaft is differnt in an EA to an EF.
Rmyers had to basically put the whole EF steering system in his EA to enable the use of the EF steering column.
We even tried pulling the whole lot apart and swapping stuff
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Re: EL Steering Coloumn into ED?

Exactly right, you will need to do put in an EF steering rack aswell if you plan to do the EF steering column as the intermediate shafts aren't interchangable. You will also need to make two new holes in the fire wall were the column bolts in. Not overly difficult if your prepared to change steering racks...
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Exactly right, you will need to do put in an EF steering rack aswell if you plan to do the EF steering column as the intermediate shafts aren't interchangable. You will also need to make two new holes in the fire wall were the column bolts in. Not overly difficult if your prepared to change steering racks...
thanks for the info, my steering rack needs replacing anyway so i may just do it then. anyone know much about the wiring for the cruise??
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no idea on the wiring.
the 2 systems are completely different so it may be VERY complicated.
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no idea on the wiring.
the 2 systems are completely different so it may be VERY complicated.
damn, may not worry about it, but im sure someone with an EB or ED has done it on here.
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I have a EF steering rack if anyone needs it...

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