REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
- Open the hood and disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
- On 1968 and later models equipped with safety crash pads, remove the crash pad attaching screws from the underside of the steering wheel spoke and remove the pad. Remove the horn button or ring by pressing down evenly and turning it counterclockwise approximately 20° and then lifting it from the steering wheel. Disconnect the horn wires.
- Remove the nut at the end of the shaft. Mark the steering shaft and hub prior to removal. Install a steering wheel puller on the end of the shaft and remove the wheel.
The use of a knock-off type steering wheel puller or the use of a hammer on the steering shaft will damage the column bearing and, on collapsible columns, the column itself may be damaged.
- Lubricate the horn switch brush plate and the upper surface of the steering shaft upper brushing with Lubriplate or a similar product. Transfer all serviceable parts to the new steering wheel.
- Position the steering wheel on the shaft so that the alignment marks made prior to removal line up. Install a new locknut and tighten it to 20-30 ft. lbs. Connect the horn wires.
- Install the horn button or ring by turning it clockwise and install the crash pad on post-1967 models.