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    Default 2003 Chevy Suburban 4X4 5.3 L FLEX abs - loose steering column arm

    My truck is fine except the steering column shifter arm is loose in park.Easily pulls back and forth in park. Stays in park and no problems shifting. Think there is a loose bolt and need to remove underside dash plate and steering column cover. Thoughts.

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    I opened up the steering column and there is a broken spring that allows the arm selector to bounce back. I have three part#s but with the GM schematics not sure which one. I think its the upper.

    Steering Column Spring - 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 (26055299) center

    Steering Column Spring - 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 (26065450) lower

    steering Column Spring - 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 (26034514) upper

    See what you think.
    Last edited by wdc1; 04-02-2014 at 10:41 PM. Reason: detail

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    it could be. But, without actually seeing the column apart it would be hard for me to tell

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Found out the spring is part of a larger column part that would have to be purchased. I found a spring at Ace which is the same size but just needs to be cut. Will install it soon instead. Thanks

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    Installed and works fine so far. It's almost the same exact spring, except a little thinner metal. That said, I made it a little longer for strength. Springs were $5.00 compared to purchasing the whole module and installing it.

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