Re: Steering Question
Group: alt.autos.gm Date: Wed, Jan 7, 2004, 12:38am (CST+1) From:
On Tue, 06 Jan 2004 06:23:18 GMT, "shiden_kai"
I changed the turn signal switch a little while back, any my steering
hasn't been the same. The column now moves up and down, and the
transmission shifter doesn't stay exactly where it should stay - the
linkage is still okay. The wife is complaining that the car is
completely unsafe; so I would like to know what I messed up.
It's hard to say unless we know how far down into the column you went. I
suppose it's possible that it's just coincidental and the tilt column
bolts are loose. It is a tilt column, right? If so, you don't need to go
that far down into the column to replace the signal switch, but who
knows how are you went.
Yeah, it's a tilt column... I don't think I went to those bolts, but
there's always the possibility :)
At least I know what to look for - thanks :) Vuarra
Quid quid latine dictum sit altum videtur. (That which is said in Latin
Sounds like he didnt compress the spring back down when he put the
steering wheel back on..
If it wasnt loose before and you didnt pull out the side pins for the
tilt it should be alright ...But if you didnt compress the spring back
down you will have excessive play in you wheel and all of the problems
you descibe...On the steering shaft you wll see little notches where the
retianer clip goes you need to copress the spring and put the clip on
that notch to hold it down...This sounds too much like the first time i
pulled apart a colum:)