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Username Post: Tighten up loose steering column        (Topic#210983)
brigdeja 
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03-03-09 05:47 AM - Post#1642570    

Saw this in the frequently asked questions but no link. Does anyone have a detailed explanation or know where I can find one to tighten up my column?

 
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Phazer 
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03-03-09 08:34 AM - Post#1642672    
    In response to brigdeja

What year?

Tilt or no?

Have you ever had the top end of a column apart before?
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brigdeja 
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03-04-09 04:47 AM - Post#1643397    
    In response to Phazer

Its tilt from a 1991. I havent had the top end of it apart.

 
Phazer 
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03-04-09 07:11 AM - Post#1643468    
    In response to brigdeja

There are some links on this site to decent write-ups with pictures.

I'd have to suggest that you get someone that has done this before and watch over their shoulder. When you remove some of the parts, other parts can come "raining down" in your lap and you won't have a clue where they go.

Suggested tools are a "lock-plate" compressor and either a "pivot pin remover" or a 2 lb slide hammer that you can put a machine screw in the end.
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patgizz 
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03-04-09 07:41 AM - Post#1643488    
    In response to Phazer

i've done it at least 10 times for myself and others. you can get to 2 of the 3 screws without going beyond the point of no return. i've never had one loosen up after doing the 2 i could reach except my 90, which the threads in their holes were already hogged out and it was a temporary "please get me through winter" fix and not even loctite could help.

 
Chevytech 
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03-04-09 08:32 AM - Post#1643517    
    In response to brigdeja

Here are some steering column sites with photos that tell how to repair loose tilt columns. The photos should be helpful.


http://www.fieros.de/en/articles/steering.html

http://elcaminocentral.com/article95.html

Looks like on this site he did the quick fix and did not take it apart far enough to tighten all four fasteners.
http://www.chevyasylum.com/column/tiltcol.html


Exploded View of a tilt column.
http://www.nastyz28.com/tech/e-tiltcol.html

Older car but good photos
http://buickperformance.com/tiltsteeringcolumnwob b...
For those of you that are wondering why you are not getting replies to your thread:

Did you give the model, year, engine, fuel system type, and transmission information?

If the it has been altered from stock let us know about that too.


 
someotherguy 
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03-04-09 09:00 AM - Post#1643546    
    In response to patgizz

  • patgizz Said:
i've done it at least 10 times for myself and others. you can get to 2 of the 3 screws without going beyond the point of no return. i've never had one loosen up after doing the 2 i could reach except my 90, which the threads in their holes were already hogged out and it was a temporary "please get me through winter" fix and not even loctite could help.


I'll admit to having done the same thing. I've never run across one that was too far gone, but I've had a couple of people get columns from me because theirs would not tighten up.

brigdeja, if you want to do it 100% right and get all the bolts, the links Chevytech provided will get you there.

Richard
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Phazer 
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03-04-09 09:58 AM - Post#1643582    
    In response to Chevytech

I knew someone would jump in and post the links, I was just too lazy to do it..
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05 Stratus
90 Wrangler
77 Cub Lo-boy
87 Intruder VS700
95 Intruder VS1400


 
355Cheyenne 
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11-12-09 08:12 AM - Post#1804427    
    In response to someotherguy

oops saved the the wrong thread. guess I just bumped it! :-D
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Edited by 355Cheyenne on 11-12-09 08:14 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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