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  1. On a 1997 Deville can anyone tell me how to remove the lever for the tilt steering? I need to take the plastic cover on the column off and to do that I need to remove the lever. Thank you.
  2. I need to go back to your picture to see what else needs grease. Is the pivot that you are talking about need to be removed with an allen wrench?
  3. OK, found a you tube video of a guy taking the column apart to fix a problem with his key but it got me past the place where I was stuck. The link to the video is www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIJM3Q9duQ0 The II had little bars on top and bottom like you were printing a capital I and the M may have been lower case. Last number is zero and was written like you would designate a zero in the call letters for a ham radio operator. Couldn't find anything on my key board to show those two like they were in the link.
  4. On my 97 Deville with the stiff shift lever, I have eliminated everything down to the shift lever itself. Lubricated the guide that was posted in the picture, no help so I am trying to take the steering column apart so I can see what else might be causing my problem. Got the steering wheel off and the air bag out along with something else that is round and goes around the shaft to the steering wheel that was under the steering wheel. It has some wires going to it and is held in with a snap ring it looks like. Did not try to remove the wires but I think the plug on the back would turn it loose. Now I am stuck. There is a plate behind there that has (it looks like) drilled notches all the way around it. It has what looks like a a small round piece of spring metal at the base that holds it tight. Can't get it off. Can anyone help with the rest of my taking the column apart? Would sure appreciate any help I can get. Thank you.
  5. Thanks, rockfangd. I did see your picture and that was the next thing I did was to get a little brush and apply some white lithium grease to that ball and along the track that it takes while being shifted. It is still stiff. I was trying to look to see where else it mite need some grease but really couldn't see anyplace that it was rubbing or wearing. I don't know what is inside the shift lever housing but I would like to get in there and look. That is the only place left. I have no idea how to get in there but I guess I start by getting the steering wheel off. Any other points to make or suggestions? Thanks again. By the way, you did a good job of taking that picture.
  6. I have a 97 Deville that the shifter is stiff as a board. I was told by a couple of people (repair shop) that it was the cable so I ordered a new cable and put it in without swearing too much but got the job done. Put it all back together and that did not fix the problem. By the way, the old cable moved every bit as easily as the new one so that exercise was just so I would learn how to do it. Anyway, right now I have both ends of the cable off, put the column back up with nothing attached to it- stiff as a board. What is in the column that may need lubrication or worn out? (shouldn't be worn out - 129,000 miles on it.) Also, how do I get the silly thing apart also? Thank you
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