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Join Date: May 2019
aaarrg is offline
THANK YOU for your help and time.
Thank you both Rhotpursuit and JAD (thanks for the pictures) and anybody else involved.
It worked!!! But once again I did too much, too fast, didn't pay attention, and don't know what I did.
Reason I am going to spell this out is to see if you can figure out how you guys managed to get me to fix it because I never did see the rod mentioned and didn't do a few other things I thought I would have to.
So here is the run down as I remember it:
Started to get under the dash with some tools.
Moved the steering wheel to a higher position. I didn't even know you could adjust the steering wheel but I pulled the knob on the left side of the column, wiggled it and managed to move the wheel to a much higher position.
Took the four screws and one bolt off of the panel under the dashboard that covers part of the steering column and removed the panel which also has an air vent attached to it which contained a dead lizard.
I than used the socket wrench to try and pound the life out of this big frigging spider that magically appeared. It was one of those wolf jumping spider types that seem to have about 20 eyes.
Almost forgot, I also hit myself in the head with the wrench a couple of times.
I than used half a can of lube spray that is for the tractor that happened to be next to me to try and exterminate the spider also getting some of it in my eyes and hair. I am glad I didn't have a lighter or this could have turned out badly.
The only smart thing I did today was to have blocked the tires and put the truck into neutral because after getting my vision back, for some reason I turned the key lightly and the truck started. Had I left the truck in gear I probably wouldn't be writing this for a couple of more days.
It now continues to start with very little key turning effort which means my wife can now (after 10 years) drive the truck, load it, take it to the burn pile and unload it herself.
The attached pictures are there because I thought I would need to start taking pictures to use as a guide to put the thing together again.
1984 Chevy S-10 Tahoe 5sp 4wd 2.8L 6C
Old Blue- The Wonder Truck