i was turning left the other day and my steering wheel locked up so i jerked on it to keep from hittin a guard rail and now my steering wheel moves all over te place up down and left to right. any ideas on what broke of if i need a whole new column
i had a similar problem with my 97 and the bearings were totaly gone and the u-joint in the tilt assembly was catching on the aluminum cast part. i had to put a new shaft as well as all new bearings in and it is a task on trucks with tilt wheel.
the next question is, do you have any ideas on h ow to get the steering wheel off? i put my steering wheel puller on it and the bolts pulled out of the threads and i tapped them so many time that they wont make new threads now
This is not a method you will find in any book but it will work. Put the nut back on the stud coming through the steering wheel until it is just flush with the top of the stud. While pulling toward yourself with a decent amount of force, smack the nut/stud with a good sized hammer. It will come off but may take a few smacks. Doing it with the nut on it prevents you from damaging threads on the stud or from eating the steering wheel when it comes flying off.
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