View from the right of the steering column. I then pushed and pulled the column in and out and re-greased 5 or 6 times. But I didnt get time to look at it in detail. Rick, Thanks much for your post! Was there a significant change in the newer models? Best Rick Rick, I have an 03 with the same problem. I actually opened the casing around the steering wheel, found the shaft of the tilt motor. Hope your amplifier gets fixed quickly and for not too much money.
It is now stationary in the position I prefer. When I had unscrewed the old motor I plugged it in again and surprise surprise it worked. I just unscrewed this as one piece and took it all apart: Here are all the parts disassembled: This freed up the column so I tried moving it in and out manually. The black hex head screw to the lower right of that is the right motor captive screw to be removed. I'm used to working on the 40 series but figured I'd try to tackle as much as possible on my own with this one too.
I have not found one yet. This is a very simple fix, and will take you only 20 - 30 minutes. It took quite a bit of force so I thought the grease might be hardening and causing too much friction for the motor to overcome. The coverings over the steering column are removable as described but the motor assembly looks like nothing in the pictures. Any competent mechanic will be able to fit the part and any decent indi garage will be able to source the part. I followed the screw shaft down and saw the motor at the bottom of the column just above the pedals.
View from the right of the steering column. Once that's done, reassemble and enjoy. You have to disasemble the plastics see the telescopic motor washer, shim it and grease it a little and presto it works again. I know this is an old post, but I do have one question. For future readers, I have replaced the tilt motor with a unit from Toyota.
My local garage think the electric motor needs to be replaced and I have found a couple of used ones for around £200. Tools needed: 8mm and 10mm socket and ratchet Phillips head screw driver some type of hook or hanger to pull the gear out standard Zip-Tie to use as a spacer. The E clip that was jamming the motor was located on the worm gear motor is at the top of the photo, worm gear is attached to the shaft of the motor, E clip is located removed in this photo in the area just above where the gear threads begin. It seemed to help a little but not much. Then I removed the column covers. I've got 130k on the clock for reference.
Before you try disassembling the assembly why not try disconnecting the battery as it appears it resets the auto tilt feature? This is fix if motor is not bad or stuck which 3 screws removing steering plastic will tell you. I hope you enjoy this video and it solves your problem with little cost and effort. I am hoping someone else has had this problem and can offer some advice. I brought it in to have the parts installed and the motor was bad as well which of course they didn't have in stock. Anyway, mine failed some time ago, but the telescoping motor still works fine, and the steering column tilt was in a safe position to drive, so I have left it until now. I initially thought it was the tilt but soon after investigation I pinpointed it to the telescoping part. I also found that the motor had to be screwed in to the threaded adjusting nut exactly the correct number of turns in order to have the steering wheel tilt the full range.
I expected to see the old style plastic gears I find when I pull the 40 stuff apart but this is not like that at all. They do have 15 pages devoted to removing and replacing components of the system but I see no mention of position sensors. Once the motor is spun to free it's movement, you can disconnect the harness, spin the motor to get it free gear may need to be lubricated , the motor can be repositioned in a manner to have the column tilted to the level desired. If you want to thank me, please look at my photography and buy some beautiful pictures. I have tried goggle but drawn a blank Hi Barry - I'm glad you like love the car. I sourced a replacement steering column via a number of breakers yards - one of the breakers buys perfectly working cars and breaks them for parts. Same thing on my 01 after new battery and not 1 service manager at 3 dealers had an answer.
The boot actually rides on the shaft. Do you think that it might be worth me taking it apart again to examin the E clip? This will allow the motor to be free to be manually spun and manipulated by hand to free up. That is, previously it had been rotated out of its range of operation somehow, perhaps because of an overload cause by lack of lubrication, and rotating it back into its range of operation enable it to work again. The updated part number was 89231-60022. Neither the tilt nor telescope function would work. Not looking forward to taking this problem to the dealer but it may come down to that.
This is the view from the bottom. Thanks Never been attempted as far as I know, the grinding noise you can hear is the ferrite magnet having broken up so even if you manage to open it you won't be able to find the part needed. I decided to look for the telescoping motor to see if it was accessible and how difficult it would be to replace. The worm gear long straight expoosed screw like mechanism is attached to the tilt motor. Just in time for my rig.
It must produced quite a bit of torque to overcome the friction designed into it! There was also an allen head screw or bolt, I just loosened it a bit, then with a needle nose pliers, twisted the shaft by hand and saw the steering wheel go up. Since I didn't care about the old motor, I screwed it in as far as it would go, and about half a turn more, which of course rotated the spindle in the motor. Studying it and determining the cause took about 1 hour. Here it is all put back together. Once the motor is spun to free it's movement, you can disconnect the harness, spin the motor to get it free gear may need to be lubricated , the motor can be repositioned in a manner to have the column tilted to the level desired. Remove plastic gear and insert the reverse way.