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 Post subject: Loose steering column
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:32 pm 
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My 96EL Fairmont wagon has a loose and clunking steering column.
Has anyone had the column bearing replaced, if so how much did it cost? or may cost?
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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:05 am 
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Easier to change whole column.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:53 am 
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Is it the column or the intermediate shaft?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:16 pm 
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The loose area is right above the tilt adjustment lever
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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:13 pm 
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Check the two upper mounts - they're essentially a stud with 13mm nuts either end, they can come loose.
I know mine in the EL somehow worked past the pedal box sheetmetal, and the column would squeak when steering - remove nuts and attach correctly, problem disappeared.

 

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