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Old Jan 12th, 08, 02:04 PM
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Default 91 s-10 blazer 4x4 tilt wheel steering column removal

Im trying to remove the steering column on my blazer because there is a ton of play in the wheel up and down and we can see its coming from the back of the shaft on the tilt wheel. The problem we are having is that we are unsure if you can take the top of the column off where the gear selector is to see inside or do you have to remove the whole shaft to get in to the internal mechanisms behind the shift selector and the steering wheel internals. Im trying to find online diagrams about what the whole system looks like and the Haynes manuals seem to be pretty bad at giving descriptions on this. All help is greatly appreciated as usual.

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Old Jan 12th, 08, 02:23 PM
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Default Re: 91 s-10 blazer 4x4 tilt wheel steering column removal

alex,
I am pretty sure you can fix it without removing the entire column. Go to the parts store and buy the bearing repair kit for them, this is a very common problem. It might come with directions. Or buy a one year subscription to AllData online for the vehicle, its about $25 ... gives you all the factory service information.
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Old Jan 12th, 08, 04:51 PM
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Default Re: 91 s-10 blazer 4x4 tilt wheel steering column removal

Is the tilt portion loose or the shaft? If it is the tilt portion there are 4 bolts that are probably loose. I just did this on my daughters truck. If you google "tilt column repair" you should be able to find the needed info. Good Luck!
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Old Jan 12th, 08, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: 91 s-10 blazer 4x4 tilt wheel steering column removal

Many times I have seen this caused by loose bolts in the column. You do have to take the top half of the column off. So you need a steering wheel puller, lock plate remover tool and a puller for the pivot dowels (I use a small slide hammer, and have simply used screws then hooked the screws with a claw from a hammer to pull them out) also take plenty of pictures, especially on how the spring and spacers come off the shaft.

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Old Jan 12th, 08, 05:49 PM
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the loose part seems to be the actual shaft. when the steering wheel is assembled the wheel can be easily moved up and down, side to side. now when the little washer type spacer that goes in to the bearing is in and tight, the wheel is fine. i think the problem is that that piece keeps popping out.
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