I have a 97 sable wagon, 107K miles. The tilt steering wheel has
developed play or slop. I don't mean vibration or excess play as I
drive, but the wheel itself is wobbly as if a bearing or some upper
support has failed. The tilt mechanism is tight.
It started as a squeak then turned into grinding, again like a bad
bearing. Now after a month and several pops and bangs later it now
moves an inch or so in all directions (except fore/aft) and is
starting to stick and bind when making a turn.
I assume this is a bearing issue? Would this be a DYI project?
Appreciate any feedback. Thanks