Canyon, Colorado 2006-2007

Removal & Installation

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NOTE
Once the steering column is removed from the vehicle, the column is extremely susceptible to damage. Dropping the column assembly on the end could collapse the steering shaft or loosen the plastic injections, which maintain column rigidity. Leaning on the column assembly could cause the jacket to bend or deform. Any of the above damage could impair the columns collapsible design. Do NOT hammer on the end of the shaft, because hammering could loosen the plastic injections, which maintain column rigidity. If you need to remove the steering wheel, refer to the Steering Wheel Replacement procedure in this section.


NOTE
The front wheels of the vehicle must be maintained in the straight ahead position and the steering column must be in the LOCK position before disconnecting the steering column or intermediate shaft. Failure to follow these procedures will cause improper alignment of some components during installation and result in damage to the SIR coil assembly.

  1. Turn the steering wheel so that the front wheels are pointing straight ahead.
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  3. Lock the steering column through the access hole in the lower steering column trim cover using anti-rotation pin J 42640.
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  5. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the upper intermediate steering shaft bolt.
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  9. Disconnect the upper intermediate steering shaft from the lower intermediate steering shaft.
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  11. Remove the lower intermediate steering shaft bolt at the steering gear.
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  13. Disconnect the lower intermediate steering shaft from the steering gear.
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  15. Remove the lower intermediate steering shaft from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Install the lower intermediate steering shaft to the vehicle.
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  3. Connect the lower intermediate steering shaft to the steering gear.
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  5. Perform the following procedure before installing the lower intermediate steering shaft bolt:

    Remove all traces of the original adhesive patch
     
    Clean the threads of the bolt with denatured alcohol, or equivalent, and allow to dry
     
    Apply thread locker GM P/N 12345382 (Canadian P/N 10953489) or LOCTITE 242
     

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  7. Install the lower intermediate steering shaft bolt at the steering gear. Tighten the bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
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  9. Connect the lower intermediate steering shaft to the upper intermediate steering shaft.
    NOTE
    Align the plastic insert flat to the flat on the lower intermediate steering shaft when reinstalling the lower intermediate steering shaft bolt.

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  11. Perform the following procedure before installing the upper intermediate steering shaft bolt:

    Remove all traces of the original adhesive patch
     
    Clean the threads of the bolt with denatured alcohol, or equivalent, and allow to dry
     
    Apply thread locker GM P/N 12345382 (Canadian P/N 10953489) or LOCTITE® 242
     

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  13. Install the upper intermediate steering shaft bolt. Tighten the bolt to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
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  15. Remove anti-rotation pin special tool J 42640.
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