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Old July 9th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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'90 K10 full size blazer with tilt column.

the wheel is movable while in locked position up and down a total of about 3-4" and side to side 2" and all the movement is from the tilt out. Also, when key is in off position and locked the shift lever can be moved just far enough to knock it out of park, but not into any gear.

Anyone else have this problem or know of a way to repair it??
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Old July 9th, 2009, 05:21 PM   #2
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Bolts backed out in the tilt. It can be fixed if you have the time/tools and knowledge. You need to strip the column down to the tilt and tighten the bolts behind that. If you have no idea what to do, have someone who has done a few do it, you need a few specialized tools too.

Normally only takes a hour or so to tighten a column up. Done many.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #3
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Have fun! Four bolts buried deep in the column. With some basic tools and ingenuity you can get at three and snug the fourth without ripping the column down as far as recommended. Figure way more than an hour if its your first time.

5th post down has a detailed procedure. Can't find any threads with pictures that still work anymore. http://www.coloradok5.com/forums/sho...ose+tilt+wheel
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Old July 9th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #4
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If you decide to do this yourself, there are a few parts that have to go back together in the right order and placement for everything to work right again.

If you were closer, I would fix it for you. If you can find a shop to do it,(some shops won't do it) expect to pay approx $150, give or take a bit.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 09:57 PM   #5
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or you can just go to a junkyard and get a used column to replace it..often, thats cheaper then trying to repair the column, if it has anything else wrong other then the loose bolts...and its easier to swap the column then it is to tear it down on those styles
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