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Tighten the steering wheel - 1991 GMC Suburban

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It's unlikely your steering wheel is loose. You need to view the steering hardware from underneath while someone moves the wheel from lock-to-lock and watch for any unnatural movements. It may also only be an adjustment needed since there are wear points in worm gear and rack and pinion steering assemblies.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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    0996b43f807cb0d0.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Steering shaft pinch bolt


    0996b43f807cb0d1.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Steering gear mounting
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