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1991 chevy ck1500 steering column , tilt wheel . Over the years i guess pulling mysely up in seat the tilt wheel is loose. Can u explain or a diagram of what it takes to repair ... thank you

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In order to fix this you will need a steering wheel puller and a press I can't remember the name of it but once you get the wheel off you have to press the ring and then get the lock off and then it is pretty simple you can do it with a flat bar and some sockets bot the proper tools are cheap enough that they are always handy

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0900c1528003bf08.jpg enlarge_icon.gif enlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 5: View of the steering column showing the turn signal switch location
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