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Driver's side mirror is loose, how do I tighten it?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Dai Maxwell, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. Dai Maxwell

    Dai Maxwell Junior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 6

    The driver's side mirror on my truck is loose. Not wobbly loose, just not tight enough to resist the wind when I'm driving. Can anyone tell me if it's just a regular screw that needs to be tightened or a special one and if special, what type of tool do I need to correct it?

    Dai
     
  2. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    Sure would help to know what year truck.
     
  3. Txstruck

    Txstruck Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    If its like mine, you take the screw loose on the bottom, wiggle the cover up and over to the side. Then there are 2 bolts that you can tighten. Mine was loose because the rubber between the mirror tube and the metal palte was worn so I just made the bolts tighter and everything is cool. Its an 86 k30 4x4
     
  4. Dai Maxwell

    Dai Maxwell Junior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 6

    D'oh! It's a 1990.

    Thanks Txstruck, I'll try to do just that.

    Dai
     
  5. Txstruck

    Txstruck Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Sure thing Dai!
     
  6. yorkpaddy

    yorkpaddy Member
    Messages: 32

    i have a simlar problem. when I got my truck the mirrors were very tight and sticky. So dumb me, I sprayed WD-40 into them. Now they won't stay put past 55-65 miles an hour. any ideas?
     
  7. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    That's an easy fix, spray the innards with brake cleaner. That will restore the metal to metal contact and increase friction.