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2010 Dodge Ram Truck - Lowered the tilt steering wheel and now it's stuck in the lowest position. Lever won't move, so tilt can't be adjusted back up. Any suggestions?

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Jerk wheel up and down while pulling on tilt lever sometimes thing have to be a bit aggressive

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