Steering wheel doesnt move up or down automatically
This happened on my 97 RL.
I cant say for sure with yours, but for mine, the gear for the up/down action somehow broke and developed an inch long gap.
google "acura rl steering column", click on any of the first few links
and you will get an idea of what you are working with.
the panel underneath the steering wheel. The motor for the up/down will
be right behind that facing down. Unscrew the 4 screws on the panel
connecting the motor to the column.
Once the motor is off,
check to see if that is the problem (it shouldnt be) simply by using
the tilt steering switch. If the motor is fine, check the gear it was
just attached to. It will be really greasy, but check to see if the
gear is sound.
If it is a broken gear, I unfortunately dont know
how to fix it. If more than one person is driving the car (as in my
case) you can finagle the motor onto the gear using the tilt switch and
you can move the wheel into a happy medium for both parties (using the
seat for fine tuning). Once done, and every thing is put back together,
disconnect the motor cord cause the wheel will be able to tilt, but
will get stuck again once it hits the gap in the gear.
Mar 16, 2009 |
1996 Acura RL