Chrysler Caravan/Voyager/Town n Country 1984-1995

Steering Wheel

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1984-91 Models

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6



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Fig. Fig. 1: Standard steering wheel horn pad and wiring



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Fig. Fig. 2: From behind the steering wheel remove the cover retaining screws-1987 Voyager shown



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the horn pad from the steering wheel. The horn wires may be left connected, if desired



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Fig. Fig. 4: Mark the column shaft and wheel for reinstallation reference and remove the steering wheel retaining nut



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the steering wheel using a steering wheel puller (Chrysler Tool C-3428B or the equivalent)



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Fig. Fig. 6: The steering wheel shown removed with the horn pad attached

A steering wheel puller (Chrysler tool C-3428B or the equivalent) is required.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable at the battery.
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  3. Remove the center horn pad assembly. On standard steering wheels the horn pad is retained by two screws which are removed from underneath the wheel. Premium steering wheels require that the horn pad be pried from internal retainers. Pry the horn pad up from the bottom edges of the steering wheel.
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  5. Disconnect the horn wires from the center pad, if necessary. Remove the pad.
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  7. Mark the column shaft and wheel for reinstallation reference and remove the steering wheel retaining nut.
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  9. Remove the steering wheel using a steering wheel puller (Chrysler Tool C-3428B or the equivalent).
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To install:
  1. Align up the reference marks on the steering wheel and column shaft. Push wheel on to the shaft and draw into position with the mounting nut. Tighten the nut to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm). Install the center horn pad after connecting the horn connectors. Connect the negative battery cable.
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1992-95 Models

CAUTION
Disconnect and isolate the negative (ground) battery cable. This will disable the air bag system. Failure to disconnect the battery could result in accidental deployment and possible personal injury. Allow system capacitor to discharge for two minutes then begin air bag system component removal. Refer to Chassis Electrical for additional air bag system precautions and information.

  1. Make sure the front wheels are straight and the steering column is locked in place.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable at the battery and isolate.
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  5. Wait 2 minutes for the reserve capacitor to discharge before removing non deployed module.
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  7. Remove the 4 nuts attaching the air bag module from the back side of the steering wheel.
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  9. Lift the module and disengage the connector from the rear of the module.
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  11. Remove the vehicle speed control switch and connector, if so equipped or cover.
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  13. Mark the column shaft and wheel for reinstallation reference and remove the steering wheel retaining nut.
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  15. Remove the steering wheel using a steering wheel puller (Chrysler Tool C-3428B or the equivalent).
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To install:

CAUTION
If the clockspring is not properly positioned or if the front wheel were moved, follow the clockspring centering procedure as outlined in Chassis Electrical before installing the steering wheel.

  1. With the front wheels in a straight ahead position, position the steering wheel on the steering column, making sure to fit the flats on the hub of the steering wheel with the formations on the inside of the clockspring.
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  3. Pull the air bag and speed control wires through the lower, larger hole in the steering wheel and horn wire through the smaller hole at the top. Be sure not to pinch the wires.
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  5. Install, then tighten the nut to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
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  7. Install the horn wire connector.
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  9. Connect the 4-way connector to the vehicle speed control switch and attach the switch to the steering wheel.
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  11. Connect the air bag lead wire to the air bag module and secure the module to the steering wheel. Tighten to 80-100 inch lbs. (9-11 Nm).
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  13. Do not connect the negative battery until you perform an Air Bag System check. Refer to Chassis Electrical for additional air bag system precautions and information.
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