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I have a parts car that doesn't have keys or a steering wheel for that matter. I need to bust the steering column loose so I can steer the thing into my driveway. What do I need to be looking for?
 

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I'm assuming the trans is in neutral then??? I would just get a couple heavy duty dollies at home depot or something and jsut put em under teh front tires.... but that's just me.
 

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I guess I should have specified that the car does not run. It's in park. Don't thieves bust these things loose when they hot-wire a car? What exactly is it that keeps the wheel from turning? I don't mind busting this thing up. Its a 96 Tbird btw. Even though its in park, it rolls. The tow truck driver did that so he could get it up on his flat bed.
 

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If you just need to steer it (don't need to get it out of park), just disconnect the steering column from the steering shaft at the u-joint under the dash. You'll just need to remove one 13mm bolt. Then you can steer the car by physically turning the tires (from outside the car).

-Rod
 

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Ive done this with a work van before....it involves kicking the **** out of the tires and a couple guys pushing while you work together kicking tires to steer/straighten it out.

Makes for a good time!
 

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If you just need to steer it (don't need to get it out of park), just disconnect the steering column from the steering shaft at the u-joint under the dash. You'll just need to remove one 13mm bolt. Then you can steer the car by physically turning the tires (from outside the car).

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Thanks for the tip, Rod. I'm not sure why I didn't think of this. Sometimes I think my brain doesn't work!

Yeah it made for a good time! LOL. Unfortunately for me, the front tires were almost flat and I don't have a compressor. It made it real hard to turn the wheels. I ended up jacking up the front and turning the wheels. Good times.
 

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I used wheel dollies... basically a creeper only for wheels... the also don't bind as easy on rocks and seperations in concrete slabs.
 
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