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...replacer? 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
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!
If it has excessive wear in the rack & pinion then rebuilding or replacement may be necessary.
You can have your steering column tighten for approximately $75. The cost is dependent upon the hourly rate of the mechanic.
It is impossible to list in detail how to do this in the space available here. Purchase a repair manual to guide you in this repair.
You have to replace the entire steering column. It is not loose, the lock is broken on your column height adjuster.
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Take it to the shop:)
Alway ensure steering are always tighten up
Along the right side on the steering column.
under the steering column above the brake pedal
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.
On my 1998 the button is on top of the steering column. Try looking there.
To the left of the steering column under the dash.
The steering column.The steering column.
The column has to be diassembled, there are 3 torque screws that come loose and also there is a bering that wears
The plastic cover around your 1996 Oldsmobile Are Aurora steering column is held in place with retaining clips. Pry outward on each retaining clip and the plastic cover will come off.
Under the dash on the left side of the steering column/
Try in or near the fuse box-by steering column
it is located to the left of the steering column
Turn signal flasher is under the dashboard beside the steering column. Flasher unit for the emergency flashers is on the other side of the steering column.
leftof steering column behind i/p