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I have a 1992 pontac grand am.actually my girfriend,her steering column has alot of play,vertically.it is equiped with tilt steering,i tried locking the tilt,but did not work

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There are 4 bolts in the column holdin the tilt head on, sometimes they come loose, you will have to dissassemble the column to repair, be warned its a tricky job!!!!

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Here are the steps to follow in order to remove and replace the ignition lock. Also I'm including a diagram of the Ignition Lock for easier component identification.

  • Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Remove the AIR BAG fuse.
  • Remove the left side insulator panel.
  • Disengage the two yellow 2-way SIR connectors.
  • Remove the tilt lever, if equipped.
  • Remove the upper and lower steering column trim covers.
  • Insert the key in the lock and turn it to the ON position.
  • Remove the lock cylinder by pushing against the locking button on the back of the bearing/housing assembly, and pulling outward.

To install:
  • Install he new lock cylinder into the housing. Gently push the lock cylinder into place while rotating counterclockwise.
  • Install the upper and lower column covers.
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CAUTION Disconnect and isolate the negative (ground) battery cable. This will disable the air bag system. Failure to disconnect the battery could result in accidental deployment and possible personal injury. Allow the system capacitor to discharge for two minutes then begin air bag system component removal. To install:
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  2. Before attaching the ignition switch to a tilt steering column, the transmission shifter must be in the PARK position. Also the park lock dowel pin and the column lock flag must be properly indexed before installing the switch as follows:
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    3. Position the ignition switch park lock dowel pin so it will engage the steering column park lock slider linkage.
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See Figure 5
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  1. If not already done, disconnect the negative battery cable.
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If necessary, using locking pliers with a piece of rubber (such as a spark plug boot) between the jaws to help prevent damage to the tilt lever during removal.
  1. If equipped, remove the tilt lever from the steering column by grasping the lever firmly and twisting counterclockwise, while pulling it from the column.
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