There is a puddle of water under the steering wheel on the floor. I cleaned it up once thinking it was because of a water puddle I drove through, but it is there again and it didn't rain and I didn't drive through any big puddles. How can I tell if it is just a minor problem or a big one ie the heater core.
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Re: Buick 1997 Skylark
I had this problem twice and it probably is the heater core. There is a temporary fix if you can't get it changed out right away. You can get it tied off but you won't have any heat, it will stop leaking though. Does your heater work? If your heater blows cold and only blows warm when your car warms up then starts blowing cool air again that's a surefire sign.
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There are a few things you will need to check as the leak could be from windsheild or floor. the first thing is to vacuum floor next is to use a water hose and spray all over windsheild while someone is looking with light inside under the dash to see if water is coming inside, if so then window resealing is needed and window has to be removed. next is to look at floor board from under the car for rust hole, this is the way to go. let me knomw the out come. good day
find one in scrapyard and change the module and see what happens also clean the connectors under the front seats as the pins could be corroded depending on how the water was as the module should be under the centre consol so it may have been high enough to avoid the water but the connections under the seats are lower so would have got wet ,best of british with it and sypathys
if the wheels are turned you can try to remove the pressure on the steering wheel by turning the steering wheel just a little and then try turning the the key.sometimes when there is too much pressure against the steering the key won`t turn,if this is the problem.you also can try to use another key as if the one your using is worn enough it may not turn and another one will.if neither of these suggestions will work then you may have to replace the ignition key switch and keys.
If you punch the steering wheel horn pad and it goes off, it leads me to believe that it is the horn pad or a short in the wiring going to the horn pad. You may be jarring the wheel enough to stop the short. Next time it happens press firmly without jarring on the horn pad and see what happens. If it stops it could be the button pad. These can be tough to find. Good luck!
i dont think their is an adjustment under the sterring wheel. ive had mine apart to do a clockspring. the only nut under the air bag is to hold the steering wheel itself on the column, not to tighten the column itself. try looking under the dash for some studs and nuts holding the whole column itself. that should fix your problem. i dont recommend pulling the airbag and steering wheel for any reason. its very comlpicated under their and all the parts are expensive!