Chevrolet Full-size Cars 1968-1978 Repair Guide

Steering Wheel

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the steering wheel assembly



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Fig. Fig. 2 Always use a steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel



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Fig. Fig. 3 Remove the horn assembly retaining screws



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Fig. Fig. 4 Lift the horn assembly slightly ...



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Fig. Fig. 5 ... then turn the horn assembly over and unplug the horn wire from the horn assembly



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Fig. Fig. 6 Remove the horn contact and spring assembly by pushing in and turning to release the retaining pin



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Fig. Fig. 7 Remove the snapring from the steering column shaft



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Fig. Fig. 8 Loosen the steering wheel retaining nut ...



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Fig. Fig. 9 ... then remove the nut



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Fig. Fig. 10 Attach a steering wheel puller to the steering wheel, then tighten the puller bolt until ...



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Fig. Fig. 11 ... the steering wheel can be removed


WARNING
Most steering columns are collapsible. When replacing the wheel, do not hammer or exert any force against the column.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the horn pad assembly or the horn button cap. Remove the snapring.
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  5. Remove the steering wheel nut.
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  7. Remove the upper horn insulator, receiver, and belleville spring.
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  9. Install the steering wheel puller, turn the puller bolt clockwise, and remove the wheel.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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