This is more of an FYI based on a discovery today -- not sure if this is documented, since I didn't see it in Ogre's cave.
While I've been trying to fix things up on my 87 GT, I've been somewhat pressed for time and haven't had a moment to doing a few important things, like tightening the loose steering column.
Over the last week or so, the car has started stalling while driving. Usually just when I come around a corner and am changing gears. I put GM's Fuel System cleaner in a week before that, so i thought maybe crud from the tank clogged the fuel filter causing a fuel delivery issue. So, all ready to change my filter, but I don't have the correct size wrench -- off to the store. This time, the car "stalled" while still in gear. I simply touched the key, and it "bump" started (was still in gear).
Turns out, it's not a fuel delivery issue at all, and I can now reproduce at will. With the key on, I can move the steering column from side to side until it shifts the key just outside of the 'on' position -- close enough that I can poke it back to 'on' easily with one finger.
Obviously I've parked the car until I have some time to fix the wheel (Maybe I'll finally pull the seats to put on my Mr. Mikes leathers).
The punchline of the situation is my Cobalt, which works fine, is waiting on recall parts to replace it's potentially faulty ignition module, which can cause loss of power steering and airbags. So I've been driving the Fiero to work, which actually has been turning itself off, and also doesn't have power steering or airbags.
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