: Question on telescopic wheel



longo
12-03-08, 12:41 PM
My telescopic wheel in my 89 brougham does not lock as tight as it should anymore. The steering wheel will still move at full lock. Just wondering if there is a way to re-tighten this or would I have to replace the whole column?

carnut
12-03-08, 03:07 PM
Remove the horn pad and steering wheel to get access to the lock ring/ lever. The ring is secured with 3 screws and the holes are elongated. Loosen the 3 screws, move the lock ring a little and retighten the screws. Whats happening is the telescoping release lever has lost leverage. Moving the lever/ ring will restore the leverage. Best to rent/ borrow the wheel puller made for a GM tilt/tele column.

jayoldschool
12-03-08, 07:50 PM
Yep, it's pretty simple. Check my coupe "project" thread. I've got a how-to in there with some pics. Just buy a cheap wheel puller. You'll use it again...