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Old 02-08-2006, 02:04 PM
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1990 Full Size Blazer Steering Column problems..tilt

My buddy has a 1990 full size blazer, and when he got the truck the tilt on the column was a little loose. He never thought about doin anything about it, and then one day up the mountain it dramatically changed. The whole tilt feature was loose and the column ( key part too) is now moving around and can move about an inch in either direction (left or right). We are trying to figure out how to take the column casing off because a guy at the junker told me that there is 3 torx bit bolts in there that always loosen up and people just always think their column is screwed but its just that the bolts loosened themselves out. I was wondering if anybody could help me if they have had the same problem. Thanks alot. Any other info is appreciated.
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Old 02-08-2006, 02:08 PM
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Does'nt a 90 Blazer have a air bag in the steering wheel.......???

I have tightened up columns before but I had to remove the wheel......first..

BEWARE........cause I have NEVER removed a steering wheel with a air bag.....

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Old 02-08-2006, 02:10 PM
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No the truck doesnt have an air bag. And i have no clue what year it was when they started puting them in either. We have had the steering wheel off already and that doesnt help at all, just lets you access the turn signal linkages and the torx bit to release the Ignition Cylinder. Unless we missed something when the steering wheel was off??????
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Its pretty easy to fix. Pull the wheel, turn signal switch and cam, and tighten the bolts. Super simple. I had the same issue in an 85 Elky, an 87 Cutlass, and an 84 P/U
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Steering column

It is a little more complicated than that, you have to remove the housing that the key and tumbler, and tilt mechanism is in. There are lots of "unique" pieces in there so pay attention! You will need to remove the tilt spring and pivot pins which can be difficult. If you are serious about doing it yourself, let me know and I will try to help out.

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Hey there, thanks for that info..didnt wanna get stuck insomethin i couldnt get myself out of. Im pretty serious about doin this with my buddy, but im not sure if somethin is broken in there or not.. im guessing its those bolts in there. But other than that...yah im pretty serious about it
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