View Full Version : Tilt Column

01-19-2004, 09:20 AM
OK here's the prob, Broncoo told me a couple months back about the steerin columns in 4x4's comin loose all the time. Well now from pullin myself up onto the seat my column is all shaky at the tilt section. Can it be tightened?, How do ya do it?
I think I need to get back down to the 230lb range[31]

"What color are ya gonna paint it?

01-19-2004, 03:11 PM
basically take it all apart then tighten everything as you put it back together,,,,you will need a few special tools though

01-19-2004, 03:19 PM
theres a set of bearings in there too maybe there worn out. there a real pain to do if u havent done them before.

FU Toolbag
01-19-2004, 03:37 PM
go to pyp.

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01-19-2004, 03:48 PM
OKOR is right don't waste the time of taking that nightmare apart.got to get a diffrent one at PYP.

I forgot to lock the hubs in!

m j
01-19-2004, 04:04 PM
search CK5, I am certain there was a how to article or thread
I never looked at it, no interest in tilt, telescoping would be handy though
with the bucket seats the column feels to long

01-19-2004, 04:19 PM
[quote]Originally posted by okor

go to pyp.

That's what I was thinkin[j]

"What color are ya gonna paint it?

01-28-2004, 12:05 PM
im pretty sure its just the hex screws coming loose. take it apart its not too hard to do, ive had to do it in a few car columns... it usally turns out to just be the screws

m j
02-01-2004, 01:58 PM
member dyeager had a How-to on his website but the page link is dead
email and ask him to send you the info, tell him "m j sent ya"

02-02-2004, 08:05 AM
In most cases it is just the three bolts inside that have come lose
loctite and tighten and should be good. not to hard to do!

02-02-2004, 11:17 AM
Had the same Fn problem with the tilt column in the Camaro. It is a bitch to do and the mechanic that did it only tightened them back up to save labor costs. They did come loose again and I was quoted something around the $500 mark at the local dealer to do it right and locktite the bolts.

Screw that, bought a nicer column for $100 and put that in. Only took an hour to swap them over. If you really want to rebuild your own column, I have a lockplate remover tool and a wheel puller. Depending on where you are.

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