Wendoline Urquiza: HI. Robert thanks for the video, helped me a lot but but I still have the
problem with the ignition. can you help me....
Jesse White: Robert I have a problem.... I performed this whole procedure and managed to
get my tilt steering part nice and tight, feels great. But my steering
wheel or better yet pivot ball/arm is still very loose. Even more so than
when the tilt part was jiggling around with it. Could that be those
bearings in there or something else all together? My tilt part of the
column is nice and tight but after reassembly my steering wheel is flopping
around like crazy.
By the way thank you so much for this video, I sat in my truck with a
tablet and was able to follow your steps perfectly.
dirtrokker4: Thanks for posting man.. I was about to go buy a new column....
Steven White: Hi Robert your video was very helpful. Considering I just bought my 91
k1500 for work commute. My problem lies in the turn signals. My hazards
work and flash properly both outside and in the dash. But using the lever
both L/R doesn't indicate anything. None of the lights turn on. But my
brake lights do work.
I've replaced both the flasher and turn signal relay. And replaced all
fuses under the dash.
So I planned on using your video too get me to the turn signal switch and
making sure the connections are good.
Ive also read that making sure its grounded properly. From where am I
looking to confirm its grounded?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Steve Ligeikis: Thanks .. this video really helped
Peter Urban: Thanks
Donald Souther: Would it be the same for a 1990 c/k 1500 Chevy truck ?
Jonathan N: Definitely was a great help. After breaking two pivot pin remover tools in
the pins, I was unable to remove them, but was still able to remove two of
the three bolts and put lock tight on them. Assembly video could of helped
out. That damn dimmer switch and that free float plastic piece that pushes
on the rod for the head lights...... Nightmare from bell and took forever
to figure that out. But thank you again.
genie black: i really need the cut-away views. BAD. let me know if you find them again.
inkhaven: trying to do this, the piece you are wiggling free at the 11:14 on mine is
loose and rotates around without even taking out the pivot pins (which i'm
waiting on the remover tool as stores here don't carry it) is that normal?
my tilt column has been loose for a bit and last night it got really messed
up and now I also can't start the truck nor do lights work. and the
steering wheel kinda hangs limp. could the steering column be messing up
all the other stuff too. or am i looking at another problem on top of the
tilt wheel. thanks
Steve Graves: Did everything you said and the cap will not come off. It acts like the
shifter is holding it. It will not come off. any ideas what could be
holding it? Yes the pivot pins are out.
Charles LaRue: to all those who are still having issues getting the top to come loose. I
just did this on ine, reinsert the tilt control arm and pull it forewards,
it will come loose this way, because its actually connected by 2 large
gears on top that are connected to the tilt
mike kane: Thanks for the video, Im pretty mechanically inclined but never did more
than pull a steering wheel. Im confident with the aide of your video I can
do this repair
cantway2010: Yea Il pay the 60$ to get it fixed to much little parts its a shame
Jonathan N: Tackling this tomorrow. This will be a big help. Thank you
Brett Covey: Thank you! Exactly the problem we are having with our GMC Van. Same deal.
Robert Charpentier: @nhellman84 Thanks!
TimLenhartTech: Eh. Local Mechanic only wants 85.00 to do this for me. I think I'll pass on
this job, I understand how to do it but I am NOT good with small parts.
Tim Horan: Many thanks for this Robert from a shade-tree ''mechanic''! Same here on
the lunch deal if you ever get to Boston! I was told when I asked for them
at 'Autozone': those inverted Torx sockets are known a s 'E sockets'. Great
demo! Thanks again! -Tim ('84 GMC truck)
Greg Grand: Thank you so much really a big help. Hey keep the good work videos comin .
gm3553: This was very helpful. I perticularly like your last answer. Now I have
disassembled an 87 dodge column. Almost identical. however, the key lock
isn't the same and I can't get it out???
Brett Covey: We found the same kind of repair and parts needed for our Van. I forgot to
tell you that it was 1990. I find it interesting that GMC has failed to
solve the problem after even 15 years.
bigjim284: Sure beats buying a rebuilt column for anywhere between $250-$500 What
helped me was the talking points about the tools and switch parts... I
failed to complete this project because of the lack of understanding about
all the swict parts and how they go back together.... Thanks for the
Southern Dane: I just performed this on my 91 gmc plow truck. A couple things to add from
the school of hard knocks: First disconnect the wiring harness at the base
of the steering column to give yourself enough slack. Two...pay very close
attention to how the dimmer switch linkage sits in the cover behind the
tilt lever. Lastly, plug the steering column tube with a little kleenex to
keep screws from falling down it during reassembly. I lost my ignition set
screw that way.
malwavguru: Can I say OMG.... this video will not put you thru the steps necessary to
re-assemble this project. While disassembling many pieces will fall out
that are not covered in the video. HEnce many step must be taken to
reassemble this and make it work. You can use this to disassemble....and
even some items are not covered. However you will need a repair manual to
place the items not discussed or shown in this video for the assembly to
Robert Charpentier: @prairieartmetal I actually had enough slack on the wiring harness to pull
the upper assembly out of the way but I did see in another video that you
can sometimes push a little slack up from the bottom of the steering
column. And yes, the dimmer switch linkage was a real puzzle for me. The
reason you don't see me dealing with it in the video is because that's the
part where I was cursing and throwing wrenches. :-)
nickktm21: this vid was VERRY helpful.
Southern Dane: @charpero65 I have had mine apart two more times now. First time, the
ignition linkage (cheap pot-metal) connector came off. Turned key, no
starter. It had bent when the wheel was flopping around prior to the
"tightening repair." Second time I had no brights... the dimmer linkage was
not seated correctly due to the turn signal wire being pinched in the
cover. I have the whole thing down to about 45 min now. Hope I am finally
Brian Wicks: ha I have a1982 Chevy impala changed ignition key switch its not starting
key turns free don't jump back can u help
ishsters10: Johnny cash, is that you?
Robert Charpentier: What surprised me most in researching to do this job was that the parts
from one GM vehicle to the next are virtually identical. The most helpful
thing I found was a webpage with cut-away shots of a Fiero steering column.
The parts looked exactly the same -- they were just a different size.
Sadly, that site was pulled down for reasons unknown.
MrDirtySouthCantina: Thanks, Looks like a great thing to do next weekend.
Robert Charpentier: @nhellman84 It turns out that the link I provided is no longer active. It's
a bummer because the photos made it really easy to understand how some of
the components fit together -- and trust me, it's not always obvious.
Adam Wolfe: Thank you!! thats exactly the problem with my dads 88 GMC sierra pickup
CORVAIRWILD: I've tightened a few screws in steering columns, but never got all the way
down onto the side pivot. I'll have to get the little puller bolts, and
give it a try! Thx...
Robert Charpentier: @prairieartmetal Yeah, I would have been lost without the assembly cut-away
images I found. They showed exactly how everything fits together. Too bad
they were pulled down.
Southern Dane: @prairieartmetal PS: The video was very helpful! Props!
nick hellman: Mine is actually a 75, so I won't have as many extra things in the column,
but I will check out that link, thanks.
hippyron: Thanks,If you ever get to youngstown ,Ohio,I'm buying you lunch !!
Tyler kozinski: you could also use a socket bolt and nut to pull the pivot pins
Tony Retuta: Thanks a lot for this detailed instructions on how to fix loose steering. I
have here a 1988 GMC Jimmy Sierra Classic with this kind of problem and
repairing this one from a certified workshop cost a lot.
David Hernandez: Would my 89 blazer have the same process because my steering column is
really loose and it just recently started to turn the blazer off and i was
thinking what can cause this short?
Robert Charpentier: Glad it helped. There are a few very good videos on this topic on YouTube.
I'd watch them all. Each one gives you a bit more info.
Robert Charpentier: Sorry, I can't really help with that. Was there nothing on YouTube that
ChaZacIsa: Well done Robert. Pro video! I had the same issue with my Silverado. Kudos
man! Got 'er done!
Allen Frost: Thanks for the vid going to give it a try this week on my 84 monte carlo.
kimmer6: Perfect! Best tilt column video on Youtube. My 89 van got terribly loose in
less than a month. Looks like a good job for tomorrow. I am looking forward
to your new vid...How to overhaul an automatic transmission at night on a
lonely dirt road in the rain.
nick hellman: Nice video, I'm gonna use it when I take mine apart. Thanks!
Loose Tilt Steering Repair - 1991 GMC Suburban4.8
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