steering wheel lose on 88 S15 Jimmy

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Is that to just access the top 2? I never could figure how to get to those. I got the bottom 2 tight and now it's as good as new. I guess if it happens again, I will try and figure out how to get to the top 2 screws. Mine is a tilt wheel.
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On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:11:28 GMT, "Repairman" <repairman54no

Try this link for a detailed expalnation of this procedure.
http://www.necoa.org/article95.html
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"Mesinpah" wrote

That's an excellent link. I was planning to do something similar, but why bother, that fellow has done a good job.
Keep track of that link guys, as this question seems to come up once or twice every couple of months.
Ian
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"Mesinpah" <The Pretender> wrote in message wrote:

That was an excellent link! Thanks. I will be pulling it back apart to do it right and fix my dimmer switch.
Now the only thing wrong with my steering is that the wheel has left and right play it in. In other words and I can turn it left and right before it starts turning the wheels. Its about 1-2 inch play in it. I assume it may be the pitman arm or something underneath wore out. Amazing what you notice after driving a new vehicle!
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wrote:

Check out the steering column coupler. Also called a "rag joint" I had a problem with excessive play in one on a 1988 GMC S-15 Jimmy. It is located at the steering gear box, where the shaft from the steering column bolts to it.
Other then that check your steering linkage. Especially the Idler Arm. They are bad for wearing out.
In some rare cases the steering gear box will have excessive play. Charles
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"Repairman" wrote

Not really. I'd much rather work on a tilt column then the non-tilt columns. Much easier to work on.
Ian
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I have to replace the Wwiper switch in my 90 gmc 1/2 ton. I've been putting it off for almost a year now. Everything works except regular speed so I've gotten by with high-speed intermittent or full high-speed. I know it's the switch because I can feel the indent is not there any more.
I know I have to burrow heavily into the column and I believe the whole column has to be dropped slightly to feed the connector through. Maybe this summer, heh. B
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LOL
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ripped the front seat mount right out of the floor pan I got even happier. Snapped the reinforcement bracket off underneath and pulled it right through the pan. Not rusted either, just pure poundage at work. I was my old truck that I sold to him, thought I saw tears in it's headlights..............
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Man, I know how you feel.... I am the only one in my family who has any interest in working on cars. I just love fixing something for no thanks and only to have it torn up again..
Poor little truck .. :o(
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Some people will never admit that their size plays a roll in vehical wear. I have a few friends in the over 350 pound range. Im heavy set, but they make me look slim.
Two out of the three never take their weight in to account when getting vehicals, the thrid does. Out of the two that do not, one owns a 93 Grand Am 4 door with a Quad 4. The other has a 92 Ford Aspire 2 door.
The Grand Am in the last 5 years has needed: 3 steering columns, 2 sets of strusts with springs, 2 drivers seats, 1 consuel, 1 shifter, 4 head gaskets, 2 driver side front A/control arms & 22 tires. Most of the tires are bought used. The columns have the same problems. Broken trun signal switches, broken off bolts. Quicker to just change the columns.
The Ford Aspire has needed 3 rounds of wheel barrings! It is currently sitting with a bad drivers side wheel barring & hub. It is so bad one of the studs pulled thru. Another one bent when I tired to losen a lug. The amount of camber change was sever enough to wear the drivers front tire out in less then 10 miles.
Both cars are used regularly to transport other people in the same weight range as the owners. Neither one does any preventitive mantaintance. Neither buys decent tires, or even checks tire load ranges. When a car has a cargo (including people) capasity of 600 pounds, and you regularly exceed it by 100 to 300 pounds (people plus gear). You ask for problems.
These are the sort of people who need Full Size SUV's, Vans, & Big old RWD cars. They won't buy them saying they use too much gas. If you were to look at the costs of replacement parts for their small cars, versus a larger vehical, which could take the abuse, you would see they have no business driving what they do. Charles
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The only reason I would say that "small cars" are a good thing is that they have crush zones. That way my 1990 GMC FS Jimmy doesn't need to have 'em, cuz you got 'em.
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