You have to replace the entire steering column. It is not loose, the lock is broken on your column height adjuster.
There are 4 bolts at the bottom of the steering column that tend to get loose after entering and exiting your vehicle. Pulling your self up on the steering wheel puts stress the steering column and causes it to become loose. If you do not correct the problem fast by tightening the bolts you will have to replace the entire steering column.. -Henry's locksmith and steering column repair
It is possible that your ignition switch is loose or out of adjustment. They used to be located above the brake pedal on or near the bottom of the steering column.
Typically, it'll be the u-joints in the steering column.
Excess play in the steering wheel is one symptom.
Tilt column? If so it will be the tilt knuckle that has came loose the whhel wont fall off but if gets too loose the steering could lock up tho
disconnect rag joint.
Alway ensure steering are always tighten up
The column has to be diassembled, there are 3 torque screws that come loose and also there is a bering that wears
I have a stering colum that is loose and feels like it will fall in my lap.What is going on and how do I fix it?
What kind of 'rattle' are you trying to describe? Is it simply 'annoying?' Does the wheel itself feel 'loose?' It could be something as simple as a loose wire that runs inside the column up to loose steering linkage. If you have any doubts as to the seriousness, get it to a shop ASAP!