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I need a complete diagram for the steering column for a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE the pins for the tilt wheel are loose.

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SOURCE: Tilt steering will not catch.Found pivot pin in

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SOURCE: Engine oil type and capacity for 1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE

kinda of oil,, should be on oil cap,,5-20 or 5-30,,10-30,,oil with out filter change,,4qts,,with filter 4.5qts,,that mean four & a half quarts only,,always ck ur oil stick for oil level,,

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SOURCE: steering wheel column very loose only holds in up position

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SOURCE: tilted steering column on 1988

column loose at the tilt wheel

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remove the shroud around the column and have a good look at what has gone wrong ,fault could be a multitude of different things and without a good look its not possible to diagnose exactly what is wrong

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Replacement ignition key 1999 pontiac bonneille

Just the key or the whole lock cylinder with key ?

Removal Procedure
Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
Disconnect the battery negative cable.
Disable the SIR system. Refer to Disabling the SIR System
Position the steering wheel half way between the upper and lower tilt stops (if necessary).
Remove the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel Replacement .
Roll back the shift lever seal from the upper and the lower shrouds.
Remove the tilt wheel lever (if necessary). Refer to Tilt Lever Replacement - On Vehicle .
Remove the 2 TORX® screws from the lower steering column shroud.
Remove the lower steering column shroud.
Remove the 2 TORX® screws from the upper steering column shroud.
Lift the upper steering column shroud to gain access to the lock cylinder access hole.
Using a bent tip awl, insert the tip into the ignition lock cylinder access hole.
Turn the ignition lock cylinder to the START position.
Using the bent tip awl, push down on the ignition lock cylinder retaining pin.
Release the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position.

Remove the ignition lock cylinder from the lock module assembly by pulling the ignition lock cylinder away from the steering column.

There may be a video on youtube .

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How to repair loose tilt steering on a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire

the steering wheel needs to come off and the components behind it will have to be remove so you can see the tilt mechanism to know what needs to be done. sometimes its just a matter of tightening some fasteners that have come loose or replacing components. either way I suggest that you take it to a shop to have this done. if its not done correctly it can cause the air bag to deploy or it could cause and accident after its reassembled it if not done by someone that is qualified to do the job.

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remove the shroud around the column and have a good look at what has gone wrong ,fault could be a multitude of different things and without a good look its not possible to diagnose exactly what is wrong

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Need a diagram to put together a 1989 caddilac eldorado power steering,tilt and telescope steering wheel and column.

Excellent tutorial here that helped me when I had a loose steering wheel on my 1988 Deville.

This one is not from an 89 Eldorado, but all GM Tilt/telescoping steering columns from that time are virtually identical:

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Steering column is very loose; so do I replace it or can it be repaired without removing it? Where can I see the photos or diagrams of the steering column?

Would help to know what column. Is it the old round column???
Is it tilt and is it moving about where it tilts?
If yes, the column can stay in the vehicle. You will need some specific tools to do this. Amoung other tools you need, a steering wheel puller, Lock plate tool, possiby male torx bits/drivers (depending on year), for certain torx female socket and a tilt pin removal tool.

And it is somewhat a complex job for someone that has not done it before.

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Tilt steering wheel loose 1989 chev truck

Not a fun job sorry!
1) Remove horn button. 2) Remove steering wheel. 3) Remove turn signal/cruise lever and cancel cam. 4) Remove tilt pins with a pin puller(about $10) 5) Tighten the four loose screws that hold tilt mechanism to the column.
Be happy you do not have airbags.

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I have a 1973 Camaro with the factory tilt steering column and it's starting to get loose. What does it take to fix this? Are there any part breakdown diagrams?

if you can, pull steering wheel, steering lock wheel(spring compressor needed,from auto parts store,free) pull signal switch (three screws) out far enogh to see tilt mechinizm, there are three black bolts to be tightened, if you wiggle the tilt column you should see them loose, a small socket will fit star shaped bolt heads

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Steering column is loose on 97 sunfire. How can i fix it?

You have a tilt steering wheel! This is a problem with most GM tilt wheels. There is 3 or 4 screws you need to have tightened up; which requires tearing down the steering to get to them and put lock tight on them and tighten them back up, so they will not happen again for a long time.

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Security acts up randomly

if you have tilt steering wheel and the little black spot or carbon or resistance on your ignition key then the problem might be
some very tiny cables coming from the ignition lock cylinder all the way down to the steering column most of times the are white in color and they broke internally,
next time this happend try to mess with the steering wheel position up and down and see if you get any luck but if you see this little cables under the steering column most likelly you need a new ignition lock cylinder replacement.
i hopee and this help because you did not answe me to se if your key come with the little black resistor on it. good luck

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