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Old 06-23-2005, 06:30 AM
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Well, not actually. There is some play in my steering column at the hinge where the wheel tilts. It moves up and down about a 1/4 inch in either direction and is very annoying.

Probably a very elementary question, but how do I remedy this?
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Old 06-23-2005, 06:47 AM
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Do a search or look in the Technical Library on the main page. I think there is a step by step procedure there.
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:18 AM
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its not fun to fix trust me! i took mine to a local club member who installs sterio's and other electronical stuff,like car alarms and stuff...it took him 2 hrs to fix..you'll need a pin puller and another funky tool to get to the 4 bolts that are loose.
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:23 AM
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Crap. Figured it wouldnt be easy. Well, its bugging me so i will probably dedicate an afternoon to it once the othger more critical items are addressed.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:30 AM
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2 hours? man i did mine in 45 min. it is not that hard just make shure you disconect the battery first.
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:35 AM
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How did you do it so quickly? Use a Haynes or Chilton or what?
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:42 AM
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Did mine in a bit over an hour, but I had swapped steering wheels on mine before. I used a Chiltons for the diagram. The "funky tool" is most likely a female torx socket, available at most hardware stores. I do not now remember the size. Also, IIRC there is a spring plate that is a bit tricky. Other than that, a little dab of loctite on those bolts and you will be set for life. I did mine about 14 years ago, still solid.
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almost 25 years of working on these beasts and other junque and the proper tools help too.

[ June 23, 2005, 05:59 PM: Message edited by: steven79 ]
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Old 06-23-2005, 12:29 PM
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Get the tool to compress the spring to get the clip out it's about 12 bucks and worth the money took me little over and hourto tighten everything up.
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Old 06-23-2005, 03:27 PM
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to get to it, you need a steering wheel puller 'kit' that comes with the pin removal tool for chevy columns. real easy to do. just remember not to screw the pin removal tool 'all' the way into the pin. even SnapOn tools break when used incorrectly.
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:56 AM
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For removing the pins, I used stainless steel machine screws, ss nuts, washers, and an open ended side of a wrench that was wider than the pin. Thread the nut on the screw, slide one or two washers on, install screw into the pin, spin the nut down until the washers are holding the wrench in place, and hold the screw in place with a screw driver and tighten the nut. This will pull the pin out no problem, just make sure you use a nut that can grab a couple rows of threads on the screw, or it will strip the screw.

Buy the steering wheel/generic puller and lock plate compressor, they're worth every penny.

http://www.chevyasylum.com/column/tiltcol.html
http://www.gnttype.org/techarea/susp..._steering.html
and the best:
http://www.elcaminocentral.com/article95.html
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