Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Long Beach Ca USA
You're going to have to pull the top end of the steering column apart. The piece the tilt pivots on is held to the column jacket with 4 screws. Those four screws are loose.
You're going to need two pullers. One for the steering wheel and another for the tilt pivot pins.
You need to pull the steering wheel, the lock plate, the turn signal lever, the turn signal switch, the tilt lever and the ignition cylinder. You'll then see some phillips head screws that you need to remove to get the upper column cover off. After that cover is removed, you'll see a 'cap' with a square hole in it. Push it down using a screw driver and turn it counter clockwise. (Put the column in full upright position first.) This gets the tilt mechanism spring out. You can then pull the pivot pins and remove tilt part of the column. You can then see the four screws that are loose. Remove them one at a time and reinstall them using some lock-tite to prevent them from loosening again.
It sounds rather tough, but after 50 or 60 of them you'll be able to do it blind folded.