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Volvo 740 Steering column shaft loose

Sorry I wrote earlier about my left to right problem with the steering wheel...
Basically I figured out that the Wheel column that connects to the Steering column shaft (the two Y shaped things that connect) is the problem. The wheel shaft is loose inside the steering column shaft... It should just be a tighten thing but I dont know how to do it or what to expect inside, and its hard to get to so I would rather know what to do before i go looking inside...
All that I need to do is tighten the two Y things and the problem will be gone,.... hopefully...
anyone know how to tighten them? is there a ball bearing there or just a rod that i can wrap in some kind of metal foil or something?

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SOURCE: Volvo 740 Steering wheel problem (moves left right)

You might want to check the two bolts that fix the steering column to the dashboard. They'll become loose over time and the phenomenon appears as horizontal play while turning steering wheel. The bolts are socketless but you can detach them by rotating them with hands if they are already loose, then replace them with appropiate socketed bolts. You'll need to remove one panel in the drivers' footroom. I had the same issue.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

SOURCE: Remove the steering wheel or airbag from a 2004 Volvo XC90?

You need a steering wheel puller. You may be able to rent this from your parts house. Disconnect the battery for no less than 1/2 hour before disconnecting the air bag or the air bag could deploy. Place air bag facing up or it could become a projectile if set off.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Dodge Durango clunking noise in front end can

With the information given this is not a sure solution. Questions that need to be asked is when does this happen, turning at slow speedm high speed, when hitting a pot hole etc? Since you have replaced a lot of things already, assuming you have NEW good quality parts so you did not replace bad parts with new bad parts i would definitelu check the pitman arm. This runs from the stering gear to the tierod. It can give you some good clunks while steering, especially at low speed when there is a lot of resistance. Check it by having someone turning the steering wheel when watchin/feeling it.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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The steering column
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The intermediate shaft
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Component Name
Notice: Secure the steering wheel utilizing a strap to prevent rotation. Locking of the steering column will prevent damage and a possible malfunction of the SIR system. The steering wheel must be secured in position before disconnecting the following components:
?€¢
The steering column
?€¢
The intermediate shaft
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The steering gear

After disconnecting these components, do not move the front tires and wheels. Failure to follow these procedures may cause improper alignment of some components during installation and result in possible damage to the SIR coil.
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