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Old 07-01-2008, 06:01 PM
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I have a 99 Millenia with about 127k miles. Yesterday, I pressed the auto button on the steering column for the first time. When I stopped the car, the steering wheel automatically moved to the upmost position. When I restarted the car a few hours later, the wheel would not move at all. I depressed the auto button, and tried to move the wheel via the power switch. It makes a hmmmm sound for about 5 seconds then stops...almost like the motor is trying to move it but it just isn;t moving...I have beat the steering wheel while pressing the button, I have jerked the wheel...I can not get the freaking thing to budge!!!

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there is a post on this problem in a technical guide. You probably just have to take it out, take it apart and clean inside. Put it back and it will work like new again. Takes about 2 hours to do the whole thing, bit hard to get to motor but not impossible. I had the same problem and now it works fine. Look for the post.
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I just cant get a screw driver in there and I dont want to poke holes in my dash, I even bought an extra motor but still cant fix it. They should have used bolts instead of those crappy screws.
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Do you know of any photos? Whoever takes it off next time, please take some shots..
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thats what I have from it.
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I was able to get the screws out using a "S" screwdriver. I cleaned out the motor and now it works fine.
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S screwdriver? Whatever it is, I need one.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:11 PM
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S screwdriver? Whatever it is, I need one.[/b]
The one in this set between the nut drivers and short regular screwdrivers is like the one i used

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_0...me=Screwdrivers
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Also, try using a 1/4" ratchet wrench on a phillips bit for a drill or something. Put electrical tape over the bit and force it into the wrench so it doesn't slip out - that'll work too.
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