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Need a picture of steering coloum so i can tighten up the the steering wheel it moves around need to know how to get to bolts at the tilt wheel area

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You will need some special tools. This is a gm truck and it has the same set up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqGNc7gE3uo

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