Saturn Steering column

Tiny
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  • 2002 SATURN L200
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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2002 Saturn L200. The steering column slides back and forth parallel to the dash, overall travel is about 2 inches. How do I fix this? Thank you

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Monday, January 31st, 2011 AT 4:18 PM

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Tiny
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Are you sure you don't mean in and out like it's telescoping?Like it's getting longer and shorter?

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Monday, January 31st, 2011 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the quick reply. No, it is not telescoping nor is it the tilt. With the tilt **** locked down, the steering wheel and housing move left and right. It appears to be in the dash area because the u-joint at the firewall is not moving when I move the wheel back and forth.

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Monday, January 31st, 2011 AT 4:23 PM
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Have you checked to see if the bolt's holding it to the dash are tight?Or if the movement is there?You have a bad column or the bolt's just aren't holding it in place like they should. Let me know what you find.

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Monday, January 31st, 2011 AT 4:31 PM
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I haven't checked those bolts yet but that's where I assumed I'd start. Can you suggest a diagram to access these bolts?

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Monday, January 31st, 2011 AT 4:40 PM
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Remove the hvac duct and the knee bolster like it show's in the diagram's I posted to gain access to the bolt's.I also posted a diagram to show where the bolt's are.

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Monday, January 31st, 2011 AT 7:32 PM
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Thank you very much! I'll let you know how it comes out, should get at it this coming weekend. I appreciate it!

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Monday, January 31st, 2011 AT 7:37 PM
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Your welcome that's what were here for let me know what you find.

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Monday, January 31st, 2011 AT 8:15 PM
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Thank you again for your help on this. Another bit that helped was removing the upper shroud of the steering column. It allowed a visual of the bolts in question. All tightened up and back on the road.

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Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 AT 3:23 PM
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Your welcome glad to hear it was only some loose bolt's and you got it fixed.

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Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 AT 3:57 PM

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