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Old 05-22-2016, 08:23 AM   #1
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Steering column

Finally found out what was wrong with the RV. I need a complete new steering column. Anyone out there no where i can get one, Live In Massachusetts.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:29 AM   #2
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It's part of the chassis, so you get them from the chassis manufacturer, or the vendor who used to get it in the first place. So what year & make of chassis do you have? Then find out from them what steering column assembly they used.

I'm curious how it was determined that you need a "complete new steering column"? I can't imagine anything short of a major collision that could damage it that much. Replacement parts, e.g. wheel, steering gear, bell crank, etc. or usually readily available.

Or there are RV salvage yards if you want to go the used parts route.
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:04 AM   #3
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I would get a second openion.
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Both of the posts above , are great info .
A history of the problem would be a great addition to this post.
In 34 years at a Chyrsler dealership , I can't remember replacing a complete column on a vehicle that hadn't been in a major accident.
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No accident. It looks like someone tried top steel and busted the inner ignition rod that comes from the key socket down to the power about 3/4 of the way down the steering column. No one seems to sell just that part all i see or hear is it requires a new steering column. As for dealing with the dealers its like pulling teeth.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:36 PM   #6
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Your lookin for a new steering column, and your a Fleetwood Club member.
Thats not much info to source a part by. As far as needing replacement, the New Electric columns in cars are being replaced at alarming rate now days. Not that its a factor here. Just that new technology is not always better.
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If you have a GM chassis and the ignition switch remote ; down the column ; from the ignition lock . Then you have a Saginaw column and that particular activation rod , even with tilt , telescopic features , should be in the auto wreckers by the thousands. Even my 1984 Reliant used a similar part.
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So what year and make of chassis are we talking here? Ford, Workhorse, Chevy, Freightliner, etc. Even if a complete replacement is easier than piece-parts, it should not be hard to find. This component is almost a commodity, used in numerous vehicles. They are not unique to motorhomes, or to Fleetwood.
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I'm guessing your coach is on a Chevrolet chassis. You should be able o get one through a Chevrolet truck site or dealer.
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