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Steering column my steering column is loose. it moves 4 inches all around. i have no money to get it to a mechanic. but it keeps getting worse and its the only car i have. i need to know how to get to the bolts to tighten it up. hopfully i wont have to replace the whole column

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I cant tell with out looking the bolts should be where the colume touches the bottom of the dash feel with your fingers or get a buddy whos a little mechanical. easie fix . need a rachet and socket could even be a torx bolt.

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Have someone shake the wheel while you look under it, while not running. Look for the part that is giving the most movement. Good luck.

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2 inches @ the steering wheel? i do not recommend tampering with the screw on the gearbox. that is for adjusting the sector shaft, usually only adjusted on high mileage gearboxes. since most of your driving is straight the gearbox worm gear wears out in that position, by adjusting it, it tightens up the gap in the gears the problem comes in when turning because it can be too tight on the ends of the shaft possibly binding up in your gearbox.and no matter what happens next it probably wont be good. try checking the couplings in the steering shaft. with the vehicle off, steering unlocked, have someone move the steering wheel left and right making sure not to move the tires, your looking to see play at all joints, couplings, or pivots. where you see one piece moving and the other not.

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