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Excess slop in steering column

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlackK5, Sep 11, 2000.

  1. BlackK5

    BlackK5 Registered Member

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    My steering column on my 87 k5 now has alot of excess play in it where the tilt mechanism connects. I can move my steering wheel from side to side and up and down about 1 inch +. What is the cause of this, and what is the fix?
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Do a search on this subject. I think BigBurb had a slick way of fixing this.

    Rene

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  3. Gold Rush

    Gold Rush 1/2 ton status

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    If you take the steering wheel off and the turn signal switch out of the way you can get down deep into the column and there are 4 screws that if you take them out and lock tight them back in will fix your problem.

    David 75K5

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  4. bablazer73

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    I think there are only 3 screws in there. 2 can be gotton to without taking the tilt apart. there are special tools required to take the tilt apart. If you get those 2 screws out, and use loctite and reinstall, they will usually stay tight. I think you will need a torx bit on those screws too.

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     

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