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The steering wheel is loose
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
your steering column has a plate with 4 inverted torx fasteners I believe they are e8 fasteners, you must remove the upper tilt flange to gain access to these bolts , a few special tools will be needed : Pivot pin puller , steering wheel puller , lockplate depresser to name 3. the job takes about 1.5 hours to complete. hope this helps a little.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
Often times the problem lies in the steering coupler in these models. It is located at the bottom of the shaft before the gearbox. The Dodge dealers sell a kit that runs around 14 dollars to rebuild the coupler. If you have to replace the whole coupler itself, it runs about 90 dollars and you still have to buy the seal and pin kit as well. It is a pretty simple job that doesnt require any special tools. Dodge never put out any TSB's that i know of on this, but it is usually the problem.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
Without taking the tilt mechanism off you can only reach 2 of the 3 bolts. If you use 1/4 in. socket on 1/4 in drive with 6 in extension you can just get at the left bolt. If you remove the tilt spring you can get to the bottom bolt. To remoce tilt spring retainer use standard Phillips.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
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
SOURCE: loose steering wheel
Disconnect negative battery cable(10mm).
Insert key and rotate steering wheel until one of the mounting bolts for the airbag are visible from the backside (7/32 or 5.5 mm).Unscrew and rotate 180 degrees until the other is visible.Pry airbag off with a small screwdriver (being very careful) release yellow connector and place airbag aside with leather or vinyl pointing up.
Use a 24mm socket and tighten to 37 ft.pounds.
Reverse procedure to re-install airbag.
Connect cable and remember the computer will have to relearn its settings so car may run different for a while..
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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