1986 Chevy Suburban sloppy tilt steering wheel

Tiny
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  • 1986 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 194,489 MILES
I have the steering wheel off and the signal switch removed. How do I tighten the tilt column?
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Saturday, February 9th, 2008 AT 5:39 PM

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Tiny
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There are 4 inverted torx head screws that have to be tightened deep inside column. You will probably only be able to get to 3 of them without totally disassembling the column. Tighten 3 of them and the play will be gone.
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Saturday, February 9th, 2008 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
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How do I get to the 4 torx screws? I have removed everything up to and including the signal switch.
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Sunday, February 10th, 2008 AT 12:31 PM
Tiny
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You have to go a little deeper. You need to depress the lock plate and remove the c clip to remove it. Then you can access the inverted torx screws. You might be able to rent or get on loan from your auto parts store, its called a lock plate depresser, it makes getting the c clip out a lot easier.
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Sunday, February 10th, 2008 AT 5:42 PM
Tiny
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I have done that. I am past removing the lock ring and the signal switch, how do I get to the 4 screws?
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Sunday, February 10th, 2008 AT 9:22 PM
Tiny
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I use long extension with the inverted torx bit and snake it right through, you can only get to 3 of them. If your bit is too wide try taking it to the grinder to make it thinner.
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Monday, February 11th, 2008 AT 4:34 PM

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