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    For anyone needing steering column repair there's a guy up in Caro (Gary 989-670-4141) that will take the column down to the four bolts for the tilt and rebuild it for $20 an hour, usually takes him two hours. I found that to be a better price than the $150 I was quoted from ABC Auto Repair in Flint.

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    thanks for the name and number. thats a great price if he can actually do the job for $40.
    anyone out there fix their audio controls on the steering wheel? i was told that the reason they dont work is the crappy plastic peices tne factory used actually melt and that the best fix is to use toothpicks as replacements. I was also told that parts to fix this are not interchangeable with other years and i find that hard to believe. I'd be interested if anyone has fixed or replaced theirs and what parts they used. thanks

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    • #3
      That's a good price. I usually charge a bit more than that to tighten up the loose bolts.

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      • #4
        Just recently utilized Gary per the OP's recommendation, and all appears to be well with the work I requested on my column.
        Makin Torque.

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        • #5
          Too bad that isn't even remotely close. Maybe he would have an idea what the hell is going on with my column, though.
          Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

          "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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          • #6
            Saw a video of someone tightening the bolts on a Fiero column. A lot of steps but 2 hours should be enough.
            When in doubt, Whip it out !

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            • #7
              Unfortunately, I don't think that is my problem, despite those four bolts being notorious for being losse. My tilt is nice and tight - no wobble. But the "pop" when you change directions with the steering wheel is the main problem. I am going to tear it down and see if I can see what's doing it, because right now, it's not something I really intend to drive because it's a bit on the scary side.

              And not "fun" scary, more like "we're going to die" scary.
              Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

              "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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              • #8
                As in ?safe? versus ?car guy safe?? Lol
                When in doubt, Whip it out !

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                • #9
                  Yes - and both of those at the same time.
                  Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

                  "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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