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Steering column is becoming loose on 1988 Buick Lesabre

My 1988 Lesabre steering column just started getting loose and seems to be getting looser over the last 3-5 weeks. The intermediate shaft seems to not be loose. I can't tell from my diagrams what I need beside a steering wheel puller, and once the wheel is off, if there is any way to tighten up the column from inside there?

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  • johnson3937 Feb 06, 2009

    Thank you for your information. One question remains. After removal of the steering wheel the bolts are accessible once you pull the pins? what tools are required for the pins?

  • swhitney83 Mar 09, 2009

    The steering wheel can rock up/down and side-to-side.  I've pulled off the steering wheel, but am at a loss of what to do next?

  • frolfer81
    frolfer81 Apr 09, 2013

    im having the same issue as well with my 88...need all the help i can get...was gonna look at it today but gf got called into work....what is the difficulty of a diy?

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There are 3 bolts inside that have backed out, this is a tough job. You have to have special tools to complete this job. You have to pull the pins on the side after disassembling to access the bolts.

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