How do you tighten the steering column on a 1990 Silverado?
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Answer . The question you ask is too\ninvolved for a proper answer. \nYou may want to go to a car \nparts store, or book store, and\nget a repair manual for your car.\nThey cost about $16.00\nOr, go to a Public Library.\n.
Answer . Hi. You're probably trying to avoid paying money for it but if you want to do any repairs to the car yourself then a "Haines" Repair manual is prefect, they aren't very expensive and have exploded views of almost everything, On top of that they are written by certified mechanics, photos …are done by professionals and tell you all the tools you'll need. You should be able to get one at Auto Zone or pep boys or soemthing like that and if you're Canadian then you can get it at Canadian Tire. ( Full Answer )
The tilt steering on your 1989 gmc is loose the steering column is loose and im not sure how to tighten it?
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nYou have to remove the steering wheel ,lockplate, turn signal assembly and you will get to four bolts that are loose. Go to your local auto patrs store and tell them you need the special tool (lockplate removal tool and steering wheel puller)for GM steering colums.
I need the diagram for reassembly of the steering column of a 1990 Ford F150 Pick up truck. Replaced my ignition actuator arm on my 302 engine in 90 F-150, and found this website which was very helpful. Stolenandrecovered.com Step by step photographs which walked me thru the process without tearing …up anything. I have had some difficulty getting my turn signals to work again and that may be some minor adjustment I have yet to figure out. but check out this web site. Any vehicle ignition in column is listed. ( Full Answer )
Your first step is to remove the steering wheel, then use the proper tools to tighten the torx-shaped nuts inside the wheel. The tools you will need: Steering wheel puller (VERY important, don't try without. I hate unitaskers, but this is one you'll have to buy. ) $20. Steering wheel...replac…er? Kind of the same thing, but opposite. Not necessarily required. $20 Loc-tite. Keeps the bolts from re-loosening after you're done. $2-5 a tube Phillips-head screwdriver Socket set Small set of TORX sockets. Not hex sockets, Torx sockets! I know, screwed me up, too. $10-20 -Disconnect the battery or the two horns. If you don't, the whole process will be very loud. -Remove the two Phillips screws from the back of the steering wheel; they hold the front cover and center horn button in place. -Remove the giant bolt from the center column; this holds the actual wheel on. -Using the steering wheel puller, remove the steering wheel itself (this is fairly straightforward once you see what the puller looks like). Watch out! When it finally breaks loose, it can be fairly fast and snappy. Keep your face far back. -Remove the left control knob/bar (the one that does the CC and wipers). -Remove the white plastic ring that's around the column; this is what controls your blinkers using the switch on the right side. Okay, now you should be able to see down into the column internals. If you can't see too much, straighten the tilt joint and grab a flashlight. Inside there should be three Torx bolts...on mine, two were black and one was gold. Use your Torx socket set to remove these bolts, slap them with some Loc-Tite, and replace them. Only do one at a time! If you pull all three, bad voodoo can happen. You may have a tough time reaching one of the three bolts (the bottom one, IIRC). I couldn't get to it all the way because my Torx sockets were too big, and I was too lazy to file them down around the edges, so it was only partially tightened. This is okay! I only ended up fully tightening two of them, but the column is still very snug two years later, and I am a crazy driver. But, remember to use the Loc-Tite! I actually had to do this project twice because I was too cheap to use some the first time, and they loosened up again. I guess that stuff actually works. Reassemble everything in the opposite order you removed it (paying careful attention to the high-beam switch; it's trickier than it looks), and enjoy having a functional, safe steering wheel again! ( Full Answer )
How do you disconnect the horn in the steering column and install an external horn switch on a 1980 Chevy silverado?
Answer . \nit is easier to repair the OEM horn assembly than to "rig" up a button
Answer . \nYou'll have to pull the steering wheel and tilt assembly apart to repair this. You will require some specialized tools to make this repair. If you're not that competent with doing your own repairs, I would suggest taking it to the dealer for service on this. It will probably run you a…bout $125 or so. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Depends if you mean the switch, or the key tumbler. The key tumbler pushes a metal rod (sitting on top of the steering column) that pushes a switch farther down on the top of the column. If it's the switch and not the key tumbler (it usually is), the fix isn't too bad. Remove the bracket… holding the steering column up so you have easier access to the top of the column under the dash. You'll see the rod on top and switch farther down the column. When you remove the switch to test it, DO NOT let the rod slide down the column and out of the key tumbler. You'll almost for sure have to disassemble the column to get it back in (not fun). There's also a rod on the turn signal/dimmer which you don't want to come out, so duct tape them in place or something. Test the switch and replace if necessary. If it's the key tumbler, you'll have to disassemble the column to get at it. (take it to someone who knows what they're doing. airbag... some special tools... not a fun job). Might even be cheaper to find an old column from a junk yard and replace the entire column. Definitely easier than tearing apart the old column, and probably cheaper after you consider the labor cost. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Well if by tighten up the steering you mean there is excessive play in the steering wheel, this is easy....lift the hood and locate the steering gear box....on the top of the gear box you will see an adjustment screw that has a standard flat tip screwdriver head, and also has a larger lo…ck down nut....loosen the lock down nut with the appropriate size wrench...once this is done, tighten the adjustment screw until it just barely bottoms out....be sure not to crank down the adjustment screw, it should just barely touch the bottom of it's travel path...once this is done, turn the adjustment screw counterclockwise 1/4 turn....keep your screwdriver on the adjustment screw (make sure it does not turn) and tighten the lock down nut....test your adjustment by turning the steering wheel all the way to the right and left and make sure the wheel does not bind or seem overly stiff....go for a test drive and make sure the steering wheel returns to center by itself fter making a sharp turn...if it doesn't then the adjustment screw is to tight against the worm gear in the steering bok and needs to be loosened up a bit...... I hope this revised answer helps you more than the original 1 sentence answer did...If people want to answer automotive questions, they need to answer them in detail!! ( Full Answer )
lose tilt . there are three 10mil bolts in the column you have the steering wheel off and the lock plate and the trun assembly out and the bolts should be visible one on the bottom and two on the top. Update - Sept 25, 2008 Actually on the 90-91 Chevy S-10 tilt steering column there are four E…10 Star bolts that need to be tighten. Because of the age, I would also recommend that the two upper column bearings be replaced as well. There are three column bearings total, two uppers and one lower. The bearings can be purchased at your local Chevy Parts dealer. Both upper bearings come as a kit assembly GM part# 7844651, the lower bearing is part# 7805700.. See "Related Links" further down this page for graphic tutorials on how to fix your GM Saginaw tilt Wheel steering column. ( Full Answer )
You have to take it apart and tighten like 4 screws many third gens are like that Look it up on these forums: http://www.thirdgen.org/
The tilt steering on your 1989 camaro is loose the steering column is loose and im not sure how to tighten it?
Answer . \nYou have to remove your steering wheel. and then all other covers related to stopping you from getting to the four bolts that keep the tilt tight or you could have a broken bolt. but first things first you have to get to the bolts if not broken all you have to do is tighten them and y…ou will be ready to roll. (there are four bolts) ( Full Answer )
How do you tighten the tilt on a 1983 Chevy Blazer K5 steering column after the steering wheel and metal plate under it have been pulled?
Answer . Go to your local parts supplier and get an exploded picture of the steering column. Most will have this as a free service. The steering wheel has to come off, as well as some pieces to get to the bolts that hold it together. Tighten the bolts and it should be fine. This is a common prob…lem and will probably take you about 1 - 1.5 hours to do depending on options vehicle has. ( Full Answer )
I have a 1993 Nissan Altima, in which I had to loosen the Alternater Adjustment screws to get the old belt off. After replacing the belt, simply retighten the bolts until the belt is snug. Hope this helps.
Answer . I'm having the same issue on this I am from mass as well. What I have found out by taking the steering column almost completely apart, is that there are four six point male started bolts that are behind everything. From what I was told by asking around is that those bolts need to be tigh…tened. How to get to them is another issue. Hope this helps ( Full Answer )
It's part of the steering column and if yours is making klunking noises it has to be repaired at the dealer.
How do you tighten the tilt steering wheel bolt in the steering column on a 1989 Chevy silverado 2500?
Answer . This should be done by a professional unless you are very mechanically enclined and have some specialty tools. Everything from the pivot point up needs to be removed to access the 4 inverted torx drive bolts that have come loose.
I am not sure this is the trouble, if you remove the cover on the steering wheel there will be a large nut if this nut is tight the splines on the wheel could be bad, might be looking at replacing the column, or the steering wheel. I the nut is loose simple tighten and replace cover.
Yes! They are the same parts..... Just make sure your XJ part is from a 90 not a 91. Jeep changed the 91 and up fitment on the lower column shaft...
You can have your steering column tighten for approximately $75.The cost is dependent upon the hourly rate of the mechanic.
Smoke from the steering column indicates a short in the electricalsystem. Have it towed to a mechanic so they can find the short.Disconnect the battery so you do not cause a fire.
The steering column in a Buick Century covers the steering shaftand houses the turn signal switch. Some Century cars have a tiltcolumn as well.
You can repair the tilt steering column, on your 1990 Ford F1 50pickup truck, by removing the steering column. Purchase a steeringcolumn repair kit. Install the steering column repair kit.
A collapsible column is where the steering rack will fold together in the event of a crash. In some modern car they dont have this, this can cause the steering collumn to go straight through the drivers skull. But now more cars are being fitted with collapsible columns to prevent the driver being ki…lled. ( Full Answer )
Disconnect steering rack from base of column Remove the under dash trim below the column Disconnect wiring, but you may find some of the connectors easier to get at once to column is loose Undo the the bolts holding the column to the dash and fire wall Wiggle and pull gently watching for wire etc to… get hung up. ( Full Answer )
I wouldn't bother making a steering column, just get a new fork and the steering colum is a part of the fork
its happened to me.....my mechanic says it was the ignition switch of my car....had it replaced for $300
Where's the fuse box on my 1990 Miata since it's not between the steering column and the brake release as my skimpy manual diagram shows?
Look on the driver side of the car, under the dash. It is a little higher than the hood release lever, and is a little bit bigger than a pack of cigarettes. It should have a black cover over it.
The steering column on a vehicle can be replaced. A repair book forthe vehicle make and model instructs how to repair the issue. Thisis considered a minor repair but if a person has no experiencefixing a steering column, it may be best to have the job done by aprofessional.
To tighten the steering you just tighten the nut under it and then your done. NICE
Was there a recall on 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 for clunking and or vibration coming from steering column or shaft?
Quick look: no. There are 12 recalls for your truck.... look them up at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallsearch.cfm
Was there a recall on 2002 Chevy Silverado for vibration and or cluncking nose coming from steering shaft or column?
no recall, but there was a bulletin. wasn't recalled because they determined that it wasn't a safety issue, rather and "inconvenience." there is a replacement for the intermediate steering shaft that eliminates the clunking/ratcheting feeling.
Where can you get an exploded view of the steering wheel and column for a 1990 Chevy Silverado 1500?
book stores may have a repair manual for your truck, or your local library may have the book, and you can copy the page at the library.
How long does it take to remove a steering column on a 1989 Cadillac Deville
How can you reattach the actuator rod to the ignition cylinder on the steering column of a 1990 ford bronco full size?
it all depends on how it was detached, if you replaced the actuator then you need a little pin that fits in the hole at the end of the actuator, you put the rod end into the little hole that is made for the little hook on the end of the rod, after you put the hooked end in you slide the little rolle…r pin through the little holes and it should secure the rod. if you have not replaced the actuator and your rod is loose then you have another problem and it will take more time and is quite a chore if you haven't done it before. you may want to search the web. "Google" actator rod replacement on ford bronco. ( Full Answer )
How do I get a diagram of how to rebuild the steering column on a 1990 dodge ram 4x4, tilt wheel
If it has excessive wear in the rack & pinion then rebuilding or replacement may be necessary.
Unplug the wiring harness from the steering column. Remove the cover plate under the column. Remove shift linkage. Remove two bolts under the dash that hold the column up. Remove the two nuts that connect the column to the steering knuckle. Slide it out.
you will need a special tool called a steering wheel puller. they are needed to compress the rings around the column and wheel and release it so you can remove the main nut.
broke part of key has engaged steering lock. sounds crazy put i have superglued other end of key and was able to remove broke part. if not see locksmith
Do you have a tilt steering wheel ?? If so then more then likely the wires are shorted out where the wheel tilts. Common problem.
The column has to be diassembled, there are 3 torque screws that come loose and also there is a bering that wears
iii have a lot of play in my steering on a 1983 dodge 150 6cyl. what can be done to solve the problem?
You have to replace the entire steering column. It is not loose, the lock is broken on your column height adjuster.
Assuming you have power steering, you may have a loose belt or the power steering system has a leak and the power steering fluid reservoir is low or empty.
If your referring to having loose steering, then you need to tighten the adjustment set screw on the steering box under the hood. Don't tighten this to much, or it will lock up the gears. Typically a loose box needs to be replaced, in very few cases will tightening the set screw actually help.
Pull the Air Bag Fuse and use a Steering Wheel Puller available from Auto Parts Store. It's usually just a single nut in the center and the steering wheel is press fit, so it will not be possible to pull it off without the puller tool. Getting to the nut in the center sometimes is easy, just pop off… the shroud, other times, damage may occur to the shroud and horn mechanism, so try to find a picture of the steering column before you begin. The dealer lets you look at steering wheel components on a parts drawing, and sometimes that is helpful, however a Shop Manual for your specific make and model car would be better. ( Full Answer )
Most Motor cycles have an adjuster nut and lock nut at the top of the stem. This is just under the handle bar mounts. This is a very safety critical adjustment and doing it wrong will cause a crash or worse! This adjustment must be done as described in the service manual for the particular machin…e! ( Full Answer )
More than likely it's a bad gear box. Also could be worn front end parts.
I would recommend purchasing a shop manual for that vehicle. The manual will pay for itself with the first repair job.