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Old 10-07-2019, 04:42 PM
Bill Burgess Bill Burgess is offline
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Join Date: Jan 05, 2019
Location: Phoenix
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Loose tilt steering column

Anyone ever have a tilt column with a lot of up and down play? Mine moves up and down about an inch or so. The tilt still works but My 87 GW has a loose tilt steering column. The tilt works but the assembly the steering wheel is connected to moves up and down about an inch. In other words, if I grab the wheel with 2 hands, the unit moves up and down an inch or so. Not the whole column, just the top part that connects to the column. Anybody ever have this problem? I hate to dig into it and tear it all apart just to find out there is an easy fix. Thanks in advance, Bill from Phoenix
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:13 PM
johnsonic johnsonic is offline
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Location: Oregon
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Mine was like that as well - this PDF is for a CJ but walks you through the process - was SUPER helpful. You'll need to rent or buy some steering wheel tools if you don't have them:

You will like driving 10x more once it's fixed.
1984 GW
Comp 260H
Magnum Roller Rockers
Wiseco -21cc Forged Pistons
Performer Intake
Holley SA 670
MSD 8523
Dakota Digital custom cluster
Serehill headlamp harness
NWMP aux tank

1987 GW deceased
...but the parts live on
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:02 AM
ShagWagon ShagWagon is offline
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Join Date: Apr 10, 2016
Location: Oregon Coast
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No easy fix. I call it Dante s inferno because there is about 9 levels of hell to go through till you get to the bottom bolts to tighten it up. Be sure to put some lock tite on them so they never come loose again.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:53 AM
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Location: Land of froot loops and cukcoo-nuts, CA
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You can do 2 of bolts without tearing whole thing down.

Well over a year and still nice and tight.
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