REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 7
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- On models with safety crash pads, remove the crash pad attaching screws from the underside of the steering wheel spoke and remove the pad. On all models equipped with a horn button or ring, remove the button or ring by pressing down evenly and turning it counterclockwise approximately 20 degrees, then lifting it from the steering wheel. On 1981 and later models, pull straight out on the hub cover. Disconnect the horn wires from the crash pad on models so equipped.
- Remove and discard the locknut from the end of the shaft, if so equipped. If the steering wheel is retained by a bolt, loosen the bolt 4-6 turns, but do not yet remove it. Install a steering wheel puller on the end of the shaft and remove the wheel.
- Remove and discard the steering wheel retaining bolt, if so equipped.
- Lubricate the upper surface of the steering shaft upper bushing with white grease. Transfer all serviceable parts to the new steering wheel.
- Position the steering wheel on the shaft so that the alignment marks line up, and install and tighten a new bolt or locknut. On 1979-86 cars, torque the fastener to 30-40 ft. lbs. (41-54 Nm); on 1987-88 cars, torque the bolt to 21-33 ft. lbs. (31-45 Nm). Connect the horn wires.
- Install the horn button or ring by turning it clockwise or install the crash pad.
- Connect the negative battery cable.