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My steering column has become loose. How do I fix?

My steering column has become loose. How do I fix?

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What about 2003 ML350, how would I go about re-tighten my steering column? It rattles when the vehicle is at a complete stop. Can someone show me the steps to do so..? Much appreciated! Thanks!

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I asked about a 99 1999 Buick Riviera steering column is wobbly I accidentally slipped and pulled it down now it's wobbly but drives perfectly down the road

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If the whole column is moving follow the column from the steering wheel down to the firewall. You should find one or two brackets designed to hold the column in place. The bolts on the brackets may have worked loose. If the movement is inside the column shell I would strongly urge you to seek professional help immediately as this not an area for a beginner. Hope this helps. Ralph

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Good thing he deleted that answer!! "your transmission might be loose, you should tighten it"???? That was so funny that i almost spat my beverage all over my Mac, I had to tuen away and regain my composure. LOL

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+ maybe it's one with the adjustable angles, and the linch pin is malfunctioning

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Inside the behind the steering wheel they are three bolts bolts that miter work loose that doesn't that control your tilt and that makes the steering wheel wobbly

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There are 4 screws at the base of the steering column that typically come loose. Disassembly of the steering column is necessary.

1st - Remove the steering wheel by loosening the nut under the horn button; then use a steering wheel puller to pull the steering wheel off of the splined hub.

2nd - Remove the steering wheel lock plate by using the lock plate puller tool to press the lock plate down; then remove the retaining ring.

3rd - Carefully remove the turn signal cancel cam; turn signal switch; key switch and plastic collar.

4th - Remove the steering column pivot pins. There is a special too for this job.

5th - You should now have access to the 4 loose bolts. They use an external torx head. Remove the bolts, one by one; apply threadlocker to the threads, then reinstall bolts.

This is the basic run down (from memory) of the job, there may be some additional (simple) steps. A good tech can knock one out in under 45 mins, however, if this is your first one; take your time and allow several hours for this job.

This problem does not only affect c/k trucks. Any GM vehicle with tilt wheel during the 80s through the mid 90s (before SRS) suffer this problem. It is common, and I have fixed many myself.

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Mine has done the above at least 3 times, even with Loc tight.

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Just did it again but this time I used an impact tool, we'll see if that works, red loc tight did not.

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I have a 1995 Chrysler New Yorker! I was told about it may need a new Steering Column. Is it possible that the problem in the column causes the Car to turn off for a day or two then starts back up. It will also turn off while driving!!! I'm very confused as to what the problem would actually be. Is it a short in the column and not to start or shut off while running?

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I was just under the dash of my '91 K2500 and scavenged a column from an '88 van. Your rig is similar.

Slight looseness "could" be the tilt-wheel wearing-out, as Rob says. This makes the truck very hard to control, Or if a very heavy-handed driver has been straining against the wheel, the plastic bushings may have been smooshed. If only slightly smooshed, no big deal; but if too-smooshed the thin part can buckle, fold-back, and wedge the shaft solid... very bad.

Where steering column meets plastic dash, there is a panel 10" wide. 2 screws in bottom, un-hook from top.

There is a V-shape bracket under the column. There are 4 screws run slant-ways through the V into the column. There are two screws straight up through the bracket ears into the dash framework.

Any of these could be loose. Or broken.

But you have to ask "why??" The factory puts them in pretty tight. They are very strong. Has the steering column been worked on? Most under-dash repairs can be done without taking the column out. Has the truck been in an accident? What ELSE is loose or broken? (An older truck can have a lot of un-seen broken bits.)

The 2 screws are part of a "break-away" system, the last stage in a front-end crash crumple. Their size, strength, tightness is critical for your safety.

RJ is right. If it is not clear to you WHY the column is loose, you should take it to an experienced mechanic. Any GM truck dealer should be qualified. Or ask snowplow or lawn-care contractors where they take their older work-trucks for repair.

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I have a question, my husband was in an accident about a week ago hit a large shrub/bush is what stopped him at about 20-30mph. He is about 250lbs and hit the steering wheel hard af now the van drives fine however the whole steering column moves up down and side to side! I wedged some folded cardboard under it and on the sides to stop it for now. But do u know what it is and how we could fix it?

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if it has tilt steering , replace the hole calm most are welded . wen the clinch pin hobbles out . it gets dangerous

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What do you mean it gets dangerous? My steering Colombia is loose but my truck is my only way to work.

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I have a 1991 Buick Regal . It came with a Tilt adjustable steering wheel . It now will not LOCK in place . When I took it to the dealer ."They said this model does or did not come with it ". But then here we are with one ( I got the car used ). I can not find someone to repair it . This Dealer said he could not fix it ???? HELP I think its dangerous to drive with it always WIGGLING!!!!!

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like to see inside steering culom for position of turning light & starting swith

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I like to see inside steering culum for position of turning light & swicht

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I have a 1987 Dodge Dakota where can I get a steering shaft coupling assembly seems like no one has one the shaft that is between the firewall and gearbox needs fixing much play

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My 87 DD has steering wheel issues, a real wobble and now the key is sticking!

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Got down to the housing but it won't budge...done almost everything..it a tilt steering wheel..89 gmc..got to try to get to bolts to tighten them but first got to get housing off..listen to videos but still nothing

If anyone can tell me how to get housing off sure would apprentice it.

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Can having a loose steering column effect the way the car drives or get worse.i have an 89 S10 and steering column is pretty loose stilll drives fine but just curious

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I have a 1995 Chrysler New Yorker! I was told about it may need a new Steering Column. Is it possible that the problem in the column causes the Car to turn off for a day or two then starts back up. It will also turn off while driving!!! I'm very confused as to what the problem would actually be. Is it a short in the column and not to start or shut off while running?

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This should be a new question baileyt38 you would get more responses

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Check the starter switch in the steering column behind the ignition cylinder

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I have a question, my husband was in an accident about a week ago hit a large shrub/bush is what stopped him at about 20-30mph. He is about 250lbs and hit the steering wheel hard af now the van drives fine however the whole steering column moves up down and side to side! I wedged some folded cardboard under it and on the sides to stop it for now. But do u know what it is and how we could fix it?

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I need instructions on how to install a steering column in a 1994 ford f150, automatic, 2WD, 5.0......cant find anything on YouTube or google! Thanks in advance!

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What makes the whole steering will make a complete circle in a 2007 impala

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Rob wird auf ewig dankbar sein.
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