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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-01-1999, 09:11 PM
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loose steering wheel

My steering wheel has about 1/2" play forward to back. Is there anything I can do to tighten it up?
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Max.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-02-1999, 08:06 AM
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Re: loose steering wheel

Sounds like the nut that holds the wheel on has come loose. In any case, this may be very dangerous.
To check nut, take off the horn/ cruise contol stuff in the middle of the wheel. I think there are hold down bolts that
you access from the backside of the wheel to remove center pf wheel equipment.

If the big nut is loose, tighten it down. If it is tight, then the entire
steering assembly is moving - find out why, inspect and tighten all hold-down bolts all the way to the steering gear box.or have
it towed to a shop for repair.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-02-1999, 10:02 PM
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Re: loose steering wheel

Hey Sarutobi,

Sounds like you have the same problem I have with my truck. It's a pain in the ass because my big nut is tight, I have to start tearing the thing apart to figure out why its loose. Not only is it loose left and right its loose up, down, back and forth.

Lets meet one day and exchange problems and ideas.

Later,

Alex

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