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Steering wheel moves up and down about 1/2 inch how do i tighten it

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Should be a little leaver under your steering rack

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SOURCE: iginition switch on 1998 chevy prizm

the plastic covers (on the column) come off with just 4 screw in most cases, they are inside holes in the bottom part of the cover, once u get these off u will have to replace the ighnition lock cylinder, a pin inside that cylinder has broken, this is what is keeping it from turning.

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does it vibrate durreing brak aplicatin, if so probably a out of round rotor,ifatlower speeds just driveing
most ikely a seperated tire

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SOURCE: Telescopic Steering wheel won't move down - I hear a gear spinning

Open the gear motor on the left hand side of the telelscopic assembly. Take the plate off held by 4 philips screws. Using a 10mm socket, remove the bolt holding the platic gear. Remove plastic gear and insert the reverse way. Over the years, one side of the gears get worn out.

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SOURCE: 93 Jeep Cherokee - steering problems

Check both front wheels with the steering wheel centered. One or both may appear to be pointing in the wrong direction slightly. Check both sleeves on the tie rod ends to make sure they are tight and not able to turn. (adjustment sleeves are slightly different than on most cars. One sleeve extends from the drivers side across the front and is about 21/2' long the other is shorter and is about 5" to the passenger side of the pitman arm on the steering box. If either moves, turn it 'till the wheels are fairly straight, tighten the bolts that are on the clamp around the slotted tube, and bring it to an alignment shop and have the toe in re-set.
A condition such as this is nothing to mess with. loss of steering is extremely dangerous.

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SOURCE: Steering column has a 1 inch wobble to it

I'm sure there are bolts holding the steering column. This
can be found under the dashboard. Just tighten it up to
correct the problem.

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1. Turn the steering wheel from side to side until it locks into place. This will make the process a bit easier, as the wheel won't be turning as you work.

  • 2 Remove the horn button in the center of the steering wheel by pulling it off towards you. This will expose the steering wheel nut at the center.

  • 3 Unbolt the center bolt from the steering wheel, using the 1/2-inch ratchet, extension and socket. This might free the steering wheel right away, but most likely you'll have to proceed to the next step.

  • 4 Position the steering wheel puller on the steering wheel such that the center bolt on the puller is on the center shaft of the wheel. Then thread in the bolts supplied with the puller into the two threaded holes on either side of the center shaft on the wheel.

  • 5 Tighten down the center bolt on the steering wheel puller using the 1/2-inch ratchet and socket until the steering wheel pops free. Then remove the steering wheel puller from the steering wheel.
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    1 Turn the steering wheel from side to side until it locks into place. This will make the process a bit easier, as the wheel won't be turning as you work.<br /><br />2 Remove the horn button in the center of the steering wheel by pulling it off towards you. This will expose the steering wheel nut at the center.<br /><br />3 Unbolt the center bolt from the steering wheel, using the 1/2-inch ratchet, extension and socket. This might free the steering wheel right away, but most likely you'll have to proceed to the next step.<br /><br />4 Position the steering wheel puller on the steering wheel such that the center bolt on the puller is on the center shaft of the wheel. Then thread in the bolts supplied with the puller into the two threaded holes on either side of the center shaft on the wheel.<br /><br />5 Tighten down the center bolt on the steering wheel puller using the 1/2-inch ratchet and socket until the steering wheel pops free. Then remove the steering wheel puller from the steering wheel.

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    1. If equipped with an air bag, disable the system as outlined in of this repair guide.
    2. If not done already, disconnect the negative battery cable.
    3. Remove the steering wheel, as outlined earlier in this section.
    4. Remove the shaft lock cover.
    5. Remove the shaft lock retaining ring using a suitable lock plate compressor tool to press down the shaft lock. Dispose of the ring.
    6. Remove the shaft lock.
    7. Remove the turn signal canceling cam assembly.
    8. Remove the upper bearing spring.
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    10. Move the turn signal lever up, into the "right turn" position.
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    14. Remove the key from the lock cylinder set.
    15. Remove the buzzer switch assembly.
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    18. Remove the lock retaining screw and remove the lock cylinder.
    19. If equipped with cruise control, remove the housing cover end cap, unplug the cruise control connector and gently pull through the shroud, bowl, and steering column housing assembly.
    20. Remove the washer head screw, the hex nut and dimmer switch.
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      3. Install the ignition switch and mounting stud and tighten the stud to 35 inch lbs. (4.0 Nm). Adjust the ignition switch by moving the switch slider to the extreme left position and then move the slider 1 detent to the right (off lock).

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      0900c152801dbcc2.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 1: Ignition switch adjustment procedure
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