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Tilt wheel?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ArrowheadK5, Jan 9, 2002.

  1. ArrowheadK5

    ArrowheadK5 1/2 ton status

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    My tilt steering column is very loose. It is getting worse, and is statring to make steerign difficult. Anyone know how to tighten it? It was done once before I owned the truck, and the reciept said it cost $80. If I could do it that would be great. Thanks, all.

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  3. ArrowheadK5

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    Thank you--forgot about the search. I have never seen this question raised before, so didn't think about it. Thanks, though, hopefully this will work out.

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    And it works great if the column is not totally trashed. So nice to get the slop taken out!!

    Dave

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    One more thing - whoever does this needs to use locktite on the final four bolts (in the directions). If the shop that did it the first time would have used locktite you would not need to do it again.

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    I am guessing that your column is trashed if you've let it go this long. Mine was. Just get a junkyard non-tilt column and never have that problem again.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    My steering column was thrashed too. I tore it apart, all the down to the 4 bolts and they were all tight. I went down to the junkyard and got a non-tilt for $50 and permenently fixed it. By the way it took less time to pull and replace the column than to tear into the tilt column. But I'm slow.[shrug]

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    Like everyone else said, if you have waited too long the column may be trash. I have repaired many of these columns. I have it down to about 15 minutes once the steering wheel is off. It would be too hard to walk you through the steps, besides, i think your column may be trash anyway.
     
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    Amen to using locktite! It's what I used the second time around and haven't had a problem since. I also had to tell my wife to quit using the steering wheel as a handle to get up in the truck. :)
     

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