The following describes the problem using the terminology for the part names
from a GM technical manual.
I partially disassembled the steering column to investigate what was causing
the sloppy feel to the steering wheel. The slop is coming from the pivot pins.
The housing and bearing assembly can be rocked back and forth by grabbing and
shaking the upper shaft assembly. The jacket support assembly doesn't move at
all. Also, the pivot pins have been "peened" into position which is going to
make it more difficult to extract them (without grinding) using the recommended
1. Was the peening done at the factory?
2. Is wobbling at the pivot pins a typical problem for this car?
3. Does anyone know what I am talking about?
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