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I disassemled the tilt steering wheel to my 1990 Chevy Suburban because the tilt was loose. The steering wheel moved side to side at the tilt location which was right above the gear shift lever bowl. I removed the housing support but it's still got movement on the gear box side othe the lock plate. Could it possibly be the lower bearing next to the gear box? Do you have any suggestions & also diagrams with information ? Thank YOu so much, Colette King

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You will have to remove the lock plate and the turn signal plastic assembly, from inside the column housing, in order to access and tighten up the three hex screws that have come loose, allowing the tilt column to move side to side. I have done this numerous times, in the mid 90's, when the 80's GM tilt columns started to come loose with age. The hardest part is getting that lock plate off, and replacing it, if you don't have a lock plate puller, so make sure you have one or else get one, as it will save you lots of time and fustration. Good luck.

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