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1986 Buick Electra/Park Ave has looseness in the tilt wheel steering column. Tried to get horn pad off to be able to see if it was main nut that was loose but wasn't loose...what do I look for and where do I look...manual doesn't show anything but how to remove the steering wheel...do I need to remove steering wheel to get at the steering column to fix problem?

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  • mrscrachit Jan 04, 2009

    How dangerous is it to drive while trying to find part??

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There are three bolts under everything that you see. The steering wheel comes off first,then the retainer ring has to come off(it's on the same steem that the wheel is on,there is a tool for that). There is a plate with slots in it that will come off. Pull everything else out carefuly as not to lose any screws or break any wires, and you should see the three screws in a triangle formation. Tightin them & reasemble.

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You are going to need to get another steering column.when they work loose that way all you can do is replace them

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 04, 2009

    you should be very careful. the column can break completely if you apply too much pressure to it. you should be able to go to a salvage yard and get one and make sure they give you one with a key to it...be careful please

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