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Old 02-11-2006, 07:14 PM
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Loose How? From the shaft or does the wheel flop up and down a bit when you wiggle it? If that is the case the tilt mechanism is worn or loose.
I'm not trying to be cute but you just flat have to give more info to get a decent answer or for that matter any answer.
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I looked at the wheel and I think it it the tilt is worn. now where do I go. can I
replace the tilt?
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dlprin........

As a moderator here, I would like to WELCOME you here.

I also suggest you give a LITTLE more information about your questions.......

Better information given means better, more informed answers......

It is possible to replace the entire tilt steering column. NOT really a major job....for a mechanically inclined person...with a few tools......Salvage yards have a network linking them together.........I am sure a decent salvage yard could find you a replacement column......

DEUCE......
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That is exactly what I was going to suggest. Find a column in a wrecking yard that is tight and swap them out. You will have to change the ignition locks but that isn't a difficult job. It is possible to tighten up the column but it isn't a project for someone with limited experience.
Usually the columns become loose if someone pulls their weight up with one hand on the wheel while reaching around to start the car. My wife has ruined about 4 tilts in the last 15 years doing this manouver.
good luck.
I would like to suggest that you buy a repair manual for that model of car if you don't already have one. You can often find them used on amazon or ebay pretty cheap. Study the manual and then decide if you are up to doing the job or need to farm it out.
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