My 1989 chevy Caprice has a bad flex joint in the tilt section of the steering column. can I change just the knuckle or do I have to change the entire column?
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1990 Chevrolet Caprice
Question: Change Steering column tilt joint
Answer #1mastertech6371 April 06, 2011, 10:51Master
most of the time, the 3 bolts come loose and just have to be tightened. it requires dis assembly but is better than replacement.
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ReplyVisitor, April 06, 2011, 10:55
I have not had it apart but is it a universal joint or something else.
ReplyVisitor, April 06, 2011, 11:04
yes and it is held by three inverted torque bolts. it is about a 2 hour job and very straight forward job.
ReplyVisitor, April 27, 2011, 15:11
I got down to the place that I could see two of the bottom two bolts but could not figure how to see the top one.
Replymastertech6371, April 27, 2011, 15:39Master
you need to remove the joint. there are 2 pins on the side that need to remove them and move the joint so you can get to the third bolt.
there is a tool you need to pull the pin. you can get it at a parts store.