Fixing loose GM steering column - what bolt torque?
The tilt column in my '75 GMC was loose and I've broken it down enough to remove the four screws that hold the tilt mechanism on. I cleaned them, added lock tite, and screwed them back in with a 1/4" drive torque wrench.
I tightened the bolts by feel, and was careful to not get carried away (I probably have them at about 40 inch lbs right now. However, now I need to know the right torque. One book mentioned about 35 inch lbs, but I'm not sure they are talking about the right bolts.
Update - just found one online reference that said 88 inch lbs. I tried that with the torque wrench and it feels about right for that size bolt.
Anyone know the right torque for these bolts? I assume its relatively low torque, since they are small bolts.
Last edited by 75gmck25; 02-05-2012 at 10:46 AM.