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You need a special tool called a �Pivot Pin Puller� and a �Steering Wheel Puller� to access the bolts that are loose. With these tools: * Disconnect the battery * Disconnect any air bags following the factory instructions (too detailed for listing here) * Remove the horn assembly. * Remove the lock nut (do not use the �lock� to hold the steering wheel, you can damage it) * Use the puller to remove the steering wheel * Use the pivot pin puller on the two pivot pins: 3 and 9 o�clock (DO NOT try and �cheat� these without a proper puller, you will damage them) * Remove the upper tilt portion of the assembly (and turn signals if they are attached to this portion of the assembly) * Tighten the 3 bolts of the lower assembly (you cannot access these past the upper assembly) � and once apart you can�t miss them. * Put it back together. (be sure to use threadlocking compound on the bolts) * Or you will be doing this repair again

This is not an easy thing to do as i tried and found my floorboard littered with little parts and springs not to mention the various rods that must be installed.....i am an industrial mechanic by trade and ended up putting it back together......luck was on my side and it still worked....but not fixed......ended up getting a used steering column from a salvage yard for $75 and they removed it....took me about 2 hrs to remove mine and install the new one.......make sure the one you get is good.....i understand that this is a fairly common problem with Astro vans......am going to attempt to fix my old one now that i don't have to have it............just my thoughts......

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