Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Honda Acura > Acura

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 16 Jun 2006, 10:28 pm
Patrick
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Steering Column Won't Adjust

I have a 1999 Acura RL and my tilt and telescoping steering wheel will not
adjust. The sensor assembly test ok as does the switch. The telescope
motor turns but the steering wheel doesn't move and the tilt motor doesn't
even turn.

On the Honda Estore the motors are not available separately so it appears I
need to replace the entire column. I usually do my own basic maintenance
(ie oil, brakes, hoses, plugs, etc.) so how hard is it to replace a steering
column? Is this one of those repairs better left to a trained mechanic?


Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 19 Jun 2006, 08:54 pm
TeGGeR®
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Steering Column Won't Adjust

"Patrick" <p.j.hughes@sbcglobal(dot)net> wrote in
news:ZMJkg.24926$VE1.11280@newssvr14.news.prodigy. com:

> I have a 1999 Acura RL and my tilt and telescoping steering wheel will
> not adjust. The sensor assembly test ok as does the switch. The
> telescope motor turns but the steering wheel doesn't move and the tilt
> motor doesn't even turn.
>
> On the Honda Estore the motors are not available separately so it
> appears I need to replace the entire column. I usually do my own
> basic maintenance (ie oil, brakes, hoses, plugs, etc.) so how hard is
> it to replace a steering column? Is this one of those repairs better
> left to a trained mechanic?
>
>




Have you simply tried asking your local dealer's parts department if the
motors are available separately?

--
TeGGeR®

The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
www.tegger.com/hondafaq/
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jun 2006, 06:20 pm
Patrick
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Steering Column Won't Adjust

The motors are not available separately. My next step is to take the motors
off and see if there is anything obvious that can be fixed or if I can get
the part from a junkyard. It will be a lot easier to swap out the motors
than the entire column. Although I will probably still have to buy the
entire column from a junkyard too.

I'll post what I find.


"TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
news:Xns97E7D4DC04618tegger@207.14.116.130...
> "Patrick" <p.j.hughes@sbcglobal(dot)net> wrote in
> news:ZMJkg.24926$VE1.11280@newssvr14.news.prodigy. com:
>
>> I have a 1999 Acura RL and my tilt and telescoping steering wheel will
>> not adjust. The sensor assembly test ok as does the switch. The
>> telescope motor turns but the steering wheel doesn't move and the tilt
>> motor doesn't even turn.
>>
>> On the Honda Estore the motors are not available separately so it
>> appears I need to replace the entire column. I usually do my own
>> basic maintenance (ie oil, brakes, hoses, plugs, etc.) so how hard is
>> it to replace a steering column? Is this one of those repairs better
>> left to a trained mechanic?
>>
>>

>
>
>
> Have you simply tried asking your local dealer's parts department if the
> motors are available separately?
>
> --
> TeGGeR®
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/



Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jun 2006, 07:27 pm
TeGGeR®
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Steering Column Won't Adjust

"Patrick" <p.j.hughes@sbcglobal(dot)net> wrote in
news:5x_lg.101263$H71.76400@newssvr13.news.prodigy .com:

> The motors are not available separately. My next step is to take the
> motors off and see if there is anything obvious that can be fixed or
> if I can get the part from a junkyard. It will be a lot easier to
> swap out the motors than the entire column. Although I will probably
> still have to buy the entire column from a junkyard too.




This PDF is from the '02-'03 RSX, but it may give you some idea what you're
in for. Steering column removal doesn't look too hard, actually.
http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/...eer_column.pdf



--
TeGGeR®

The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
www.tegger.com/hondafaq/
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jun 2006, 11:24 pm
Patrick
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Steering Column Won't Adjust

TeGGeR®,

Thanks for the pdf. Looking at my column, I had 3 concerns. First was the
steering joint and if the pdf is like mine it is appears simple. Second, is
the clock spring and I still am not sure how the wheel comes apart from it
but I will figure it out as I go. Third, the ignition switch and how it
connects to the column. In the pdf it appears the ignition switch is part
of the column which I know it isn't but it is definitely mounted different
than mine.



"TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
news:Xns97E8C62A98075tegger@207.14.116.130...
> "Patrick" <p.j.hughes@sbcglobal(dot)net> wrote in
> news:5x_lg.101263$H71.76400@newssvr13.news.prodigy .com:
>
>> The motors are not available separately. My next step is to take the
>> motors off and see if there is anything obvious that can be fixed or
>> if I can get the part from a junkyard. It will be a lot easier to
>> swap out the motors than the entire column. Although I will probably
>> still have to buy the entire column from a junkyard too.

>
>
>
> This PDF is from the '02-'03 RSX, but it may give you some idea what
> you're
> in for. Steering column removal doesn't look too hard, actually.
> http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/...eer_column.pdf
>
>
>
> --
> TeGGeR®
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/



Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 25 Jun 2006, 11:15 pm
Acura God
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Steering Column Won't Adjust

Have you tried unplugging the control unit to clear any problems?

David Short
Acura God


"Patrick" <p.j.hughes@sbcglobal(dot)net> wrote in message
news:ZMJkg.24926$VE1.11280@newssvr14.news.prodigy. com...
>I have a 1999 Acura RL and my tilt and telescoping steering wheel will not
>adjust. The sensor assembly test ok as does the switch. The telescope
>motor turns but the steering wheel doesn't move and the tilt motor doesn't
>even turn.
>
> On the Honda Estore the motors are not available separately so it appears
> I need to replace the entire column. I usually do my own basic
> maintenance (ie oil, brakes, hoses, plugs, etc.) so how hard is it to
> replace a steering column? Is this one of those repairs better left to a
> trained mechanic?
>



Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 26 Jun 2006, 06:41 pm
Patrick
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Steering Column Won't Adjust

I disconnected the battery and removed the fuses for about an hour thinking
that would reset anything and no dice.

I took off the motor that controls the tilt and learned that it contains a
plastic gear that is stripped. I purchased a steering column from a salvage
yard last Friday and worked to swap it out on Saturday.

Unfortunately I got stuck when I couldn't remove the bolts connecting my
ignition to the column. The bolt is the type where the head breaks off when
you install it so you can't back it out. Any ideas on how to remove them?
I tried vice grips but they don't turn the bolt.

Since I needed transportation I reinstalled my original column.

"Acura God" <shortinc@insightbb.com> wrote in message
news:Vs6dnZSeI_7MzALZnZ2dnUVZ_qSdnZ2d@insightbb.co m...
> Have you tried unplugging the control unit to clear any problems?
>
> David Short
> Acura God
>
>
> "Patrick" <p.j.hughes@sbcglobal(dot)net> wrote in message
> news:ZMJkg.24926$VE1.11280@newssvr14.news.prodigy. com...
>>I have a 1999 Acura RL and my tilt and telescoping steering wheel will not
>>adjust. The sensor assembly test ok as does the switch. The telescope
>>motor turns but the steering wheel doesn't move and the tilt motor doesn't
>>even turn.
>>
>> On the Honda Estore the motors are not available separately so it appears
>> I need to replace the entire column. I usually do my own basic
>> maintenance (ie oil, brakes, hoses, plugs, etc.) so how hard is it to
>> replace a steering column? Is this one of those repairs better left to a
>> trained mechanic?
>>

>
>



Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 26 Jun 2006, 07:51 pm
TeGGeR®
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Steering Column Won't Adjust

"Patrick" <p.j.hughes@sbcglobal(dot)net> wrote in
newsoZng.109268$H71.36399@newssvr13.news.prodigy .com:

> I disconnected the battery and removed the fuses for about an hour
> thinking that would reset anything and no dice.
>
> I took off the motor that controls the tilt and learned that it
> contains a plastic gear that is stripped.




Interesting! Just like a power antenna. Have to file that one away for
future reference...



> I purchased a steering
> column from a salvage yard last Friday and worked to swap it out on
> Saturday.
>
> Unfortunately I got stuck when I couldn't remove the bolts connecting
> my ignition to the column. The bolt is the type where the head breaks
> off when you install it so you can't back it out. Any ideas on how to
> remove them?




A drill. Center-punch the heads, then drill the heads off. They will be
removable after that.

You will need to purchase new shear bolts if you want the ignition lock to
be non-removable again. If you don't care, just any old Home Depot bolts
will do.




--
TeGGeR®

The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
www.tegger.com/hondafaq/
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 26 Jun 2006, 07:59 pm
Patrick
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Steering Column Won't Adjust

Is there anything special that needs to be done when connecting the ignition
to the new column or is it just a matter of bolting it together?

"TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
news:Xns97EECA38220D9tegger@207.14.116.130...
> "Patrick" <p.j.hughes@sbcglobal(dot)net> wrote in
> newsoZng.109268$H71.36399@newssvr13.news.prodigy .com:
>
>> I disconnected the battery and removed the fuses for about an hour
>> thinking that would reset anything and no dice.
>>
>> I took off the motor that controls the tilt and learned that it
>> contains a plastic gear that is stripped.

>
>
>
> Interesting! Just like a power antenna. Have to file that one away for
> future reference...
>
>
>
>> I purchased a steering
>> column from a salvage yard last Friday and worked to swap it out on
>> Saturday.
>>
>> Unfortunately I got stuck when I couldn't remove the bolts connecting
>> my ignition to the column. The bolt is the type where the head breaks
>> off when you install it so you can't back it out. Any ideas on how to
>> remove them?

>
>
>
> A drill. Center-punch the heads, then drill the heads off. They will be
> removable after that.
>
> You will need to purchase new shear bolts if you want the ignition lock to
> be non-removable again. If you don't care, just any old Home Depot bolts
> will do.
>
>
>
>
> --
> TeGGeR®
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/



Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 26 Jun 2006, 09:03 pm
TeGGeR®
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Steering Column Won't Adjust

"Patrick" <p.j.hughes@sbcglobal(dot)net> wrote in
news:mx_ng.73287$4L1.23888@newssvr11.news.prodigy. com:

> Is there anything special that needs to be done when connecting the
> ignition to the new column or is it just a matter of bolting it
> together?



Just bolt it together.


--
TeGGeR®

The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
www.tegger.com/hondafaq/
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
anti-theft devices for steering column Jim Yanik Honda 2 2 27 Apr 2006 11:53 am
Steering column noise 2002 Civic ex Thomas Frank Honda 3 0 23 Oct 2004 08:21 am
Honda CRV-EX (CPO): Clicking in steering column Jose Honda 3 2 21 Oct 2004 09:54 am
Honda CRV-EX (CPO): Clicking in steering column Jose Honda 2 1 18 Oct 2004 03:48 pm
87 CRX SI steering column upgrade...............maybe. Brian Honda 3 0 17 Apr 2004 08:06 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:48 am.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.