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Help, Tilt Steering Locked in Full Up Position

Phil

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Manitoba, Canada
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2003 Torch Red Z06
Got into my Z06 this morning and the tilt steering was locked in the full up position. The steering wheel still turned and I was able to drive the car, just not very comfortable. It appears that the tilt release handle is not engaged, but rather moves with very little effort. I have reviewed all the great information on the column lock issue that plagues C5's, but it seems this issue relates to the actual steering function. Any ideas?
 

Phil

Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2003
Messages
20
Location
Manitoba, Canada
Corvette
2003 Torch Red Z06
Solved the problem. As per information I found at Z06Vette.com, I pulled on the tilt steering lever, hit the bottom of the steering wheel, and it came loose. Apparently, this lock-up can happen when you allow the steering wheel to snap up too quickly.
 
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Northern Virginia
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71 Conv. (Sold) / 98 Pewter Coupe (Sold)
Solved the problem. As per information I found at Z06Vette.com, I pulled on the tilt steering lever, hit the bottom of the steering wheel, and it came loose. Apparently, this lock-up can happen when you allow the steering wheel to snap up too quickly.
Same exact thing happened to my wife's old Malibu. I wish I had known that, I worked a lot harder than that:eyerole.
 
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AUS1

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Hi Phil

I had the exact same problem on my 2004 Torch Red Cpupe when I only had about 3K miles on the car. I didn't have a fix and since it was under warranty, I made the trip to the dealer. No problems since.

aus1
 

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