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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2001, 04:33 PM
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Steering Wheel

I'm having too much of free play in my steering wheel (up down and side to side) [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img]. I guess my old habit was grabbing my steering wheel when getting in/out of my Jeep [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img], could this be the cause for something inside of the column to come loosen up? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2001, 05:53 PM
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Re: Steering Wheel

is it a tilt column? there are some screws that loosten and cause this, and also some bearings in teh tilt mech that Ive heard cause it.

open it up and check it out!

pretty simple, but save your sanity and borrow a spring plate compressor and a steering wheel puller.


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2001, 11:01 AM
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Re: Steering Wheel

Thanks you for the advise. Yes, I do have the tilt column. I've ask my mechanic with this problem and he told me that this is very common with GM's tilt column (I guess Jeep used GM's steering column. Its funny that regular column dosen't have such problem and owners wouldn't have this problem in the first place if Jeep would just put locktie in the threads [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]). Well, its gonna cost me $80 (2 hours worth of work) to fix this problem.


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