Catera 2000-2001

Removal & Installation

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NOTE
This procedure requires the use of a steering wheel puller, special tool J1859A and J36541A.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the inflatable restraint steering wheel module.
  4.  
  5. Reposition the locking tab on the steering wheel nut.

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    Fig. Steering wheel nut and locking tab

  6.  
  7. Remove the steering wheel nut.
  8.  
  9. Remove the steering wheel nut locking tab.
  10.  
  11. Matchmark the steering wheel to the steering column.
    WARNING
    When removing the steering wheel, use only the specified steering wheel puller. Do not hammer on the end of the steering column shaft. Hammering could loosen the plastic injections which maintain the steering column rigidity.



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    Fig. Removing the steering wheel with puller J1859 and J36541A

  12.  
  13. Pull off the steering wheel using J 1859-A and J-36541-A .
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the steering wheel to the column using the matchmarks.
  2.  
  3. Install the steering wheel nut locking tab.
  4.  
  5. Install the steering wheel nut and tighten to 21 ft. lbs (28 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Secure the nut with the locking tab.
  8.  
  9. Install the inflatable restraint steering wheel module.
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