REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8and 9
- Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the steering wheel hub cover by removing the screws from the spokes and lifting the steering wheel hub cover. On the deluxe wheel, pop the hub emblem off. On sport wheels, unscrew the hub emblem.
- Disconnect the horn switch wires by pulling the spoke terminal from the blade connectors. On vehicles equipped with speed control, squeeze or pinch the J clip ground wire terminal firmly and pull it out of the hole in the steering wheel. Do not pull the ground terminal out of the threaded hole without squeezing the terminal clip to relieve the spring retention of the terminal in the threaded hole.
- Remove the horn switch assembly and disconnect the horn and speed control wire, if equipped.
- Remove the steering wheel attaching nut.
- Using a steering wheel puller, remove the steering wheel from the upper steering shaft. Do not use a knock-off type steering wheel puller or strike the end of the steering column upper shaft with a hammer. This could cause damage to the steering shaft bearing.
- Position the steering wheel on the end of the steering wheel shaft. Align the mark and the flats on the steering wheel with the mark and the flats on the shaft, assuring that the straight ahead steering wheel position corresponds to the straight ahead position of the front wheels.
- Install the wheel nut. Tighten the nut to 30-1 ft. lbs.
- Install the horn switch assembly and connect the horn and speed control wire, if equipped.
- Install the cover or trim emblem.
- Check the steering column for proper operation.
See Figure 10
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- From the underside of the steering wheel, remove the screws that hold the steering wheel pad to the steering wheel spokes.
- Lift up the steering wheel pad and disconnect the horn wires from the steering wheel pad by pulling the spade terminal from the blade connectors.
- Remove the steering wheel pad. Remove the bolt from the steering shaft.
- Using the proper steering wheel removal tool, remove the steering wheel from the steering column.
- Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Be sure that the steering wheel is properly aligned before installing the lock bolt. Torque the steering wheel lock bolt to 23-33 ft. lbs.