How to lube your ISS

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by barrrf, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. barrrf

    barrrf Well-Known Member

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    I told Swampfox I would do this for him - so here you go for your reference.

    Here are the tools you will need -
    15mm Socket on Ratchet or 15mm Ratchet wrench
    and of course super secret Stage 2 Lithium grease with Molybdenum nano particles

    Step 1
    Remove bolt holding the shafts together.
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    Step 2 - Slide 2 shafts apart *IMPORTANT - DO NOT SPIN THE UPPER PART AROUND IN CIRCLES! You could actually lock your steering wheel in place when you do this if you chose to. Theres a little hole on the bottom side of the column cover. Supposedly, GM has a tool that goes in there to lock the wheel in place. I dont know, just dont whip your wheel around in circles and everything will be fine.

    Step 3 - Pull upper part slowly out of boot. It will catch at its end. There will be some plastic exposed. Slather your lube on this plastic part. Now push the shaft up into the boot and pull it back out nice and slowly. You'll want to get as much lube on the shaft as possible. A dry shaft makes noise. You'll see the lube disappearing. I do this process 2 times. Lots of in and out action.

    Finally, reassemble. Its that easy.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012
  2. Jared

    Jared Administrator Staff Member

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    what happen if you spin?
     
  3. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Resident Smartass

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    You will open a wormhole and earth will implode.
     
  4. Jared

    Jared Administrator Staff Member

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    oh yeah?
     
  5. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Resident Smartass

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    No, not really. I think it screws with the clock spring.
     
  6. Ginger

    Ginger Bubbles

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    you will break your clock spring



    ask me how i know :mad:
     
  7. Huck

    Huck GSU Eagle

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    How'd y'all get that bolt out? I tried when I was doing my headers and couldn't for the life of me get it loose. Woulda needed an air wrench and I didn't wanna fuck anything up. But I'm gonna replace the shaft with the "improved" one later so I gotta get it off somehow
     
  8. Jared

    Jared Administrator Staff Member

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    hand tools, what "updated" one?
     
  9. Huck

    Huck GSU Eagle

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    I thought there was a "new and improved" one from GM to help with the clunk?
     
  10. barrrf

    barrrf Well-Known Member

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    Yes there is - I dont know what the difference is though. And I heard also that it does fix the clunk plus its only $59 or something.

    But then you dont get to jerk your shaft off anymore..........
     
  11. Khaos

    Khaos Bed Dent Club Founder

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    Doorman has the updated shafts for around $48 on Amazon. That's where I got mine from, though it is still sitting in the garage so I don't have a review on it. The Amazon reviews looked good though...
     
  12. Ginger

    Ginger Bubbles

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    i have it, it still will make the clunk but not nearly as bad as the original.
     
  13. Jared

    Jared Administrator Staff Member

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    Finally got around to buying the ISS, and Eddie will be lubing his. We will get info asap on our outcomes.
     

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