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My steering column is loose on my 1977 cadillac. How do I tighten it up. It appears to be loose where it attaches to the dashboard.

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The steering column hangs from the dash with a u-shaped collar that holds it up.There are two bolts that secure the collar.Just tighten up those bolts

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There should be two bolts going through a bracket around the column. the bolts attach to the metal part ot the dash.

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The switch on Your Jimmy is mounted atop the steering column assembly, hiding under the dashboard. You must lower the column to reach it. If you have the replacement ignition switch with You or want to remove it first to make sure you are buying the correct one, follow these steps to remove and install it.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the heater duct assembly

  1. Remove the steering column bracket and duct assembly.
  2. Remove the heater assembly mounting bolts.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the heater case assembly

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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the heater core from the heater case


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