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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:03 am 
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Ok, so I had the clickity-click in the steering of my '02 Bonneville. Figured it was the dreaded intermediate shaft. So $120 and an hour and a half later the new shaft is installed. Steering is tighter but there is still play north of the intermediate shaft. If I grab the shaft above the coupling and wiggle the steering wheel, there is some play and clickity-click coming from the area of the dash board.
Thought maybe the steering wheel nut might be loose. Made a "customized" curved screwdriver, disconnected the battery, and popped the airbag off. The wheel mounting nut is tight.
Does tilt-wheel linkage wear to the point it can create rotational play in the steering? There is no lateral movement in the steering wheel when pulled from 9-3 o'clock and 12-6 o'clock.
The upper column has to come apart eventually anyway because someone serviced the shaft already (sleeve and boot were sliced open) and while they did that they broke the clockspring because the Airbag light has been on since I bought the car.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:21 am 
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Yes I have seen columns with excessive play in them. You're best finding a replacement. PM me if you need one.

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