G6 2005-2007

Removal & Installation

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WARNING
Secure the steering wheel utilizing a strap to prevent rotation. Locking of the steering column will prevent damage and a possible malfunction of the SIR system. After disconnecting these components, do not move the front tires and wheels. Failure to follow these procedures may cause improper alignment of some components during installation and result in possible damage to the SIR coil.


NOTE
The steering column lever must be in the LOCK (FULL UP) position before disconnecting the intermediate steering shaft.

  1. Turn the steering wheel to the straight forward position and support it from movement .
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  3. Remove the left front tire and wheel assembly.
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  5. Remove the intermediate steering shaft lower bolt at the steering gear and discard it.
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  7. Disconnect the intermediate steering shaft from the steering gear.
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  9. Remove the left side instrument panel insulator panel.
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  11. Remove the intermediate steering shaft bolt at the steering column and discard it.
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  13. Disconnect the intermediate steering shaft from the steering column.
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  15. Squeeze the 4 lock tabs on the intermediate steering shaft seal and pull it towards the inside of the vehicle to unseat it from the instrument panel compartment pass-through.
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  17. Remove the intermediate steering shaft from inside the vehicle.
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To install:

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Fig. Intermediate steering shaft removal-Pontiac G6

  1. Install the intermediate steering shaft from inside the vehicle.
    WARNING
    Do NOT twist or squeeze the seal during installation and position it in its original position. Ensure the it is properly seated and inspect the 4 lock tabs from the engine side for any damage. If the intermediate steering shaft seal lock tabs are damaged then replace the seal.

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  3. Seat the intermediate steering shaft seal by pushing it forward from the inside of the vehicle until all four lock tabs are fully seated.
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  5. Connect the intermediate steering shaft to the steering column.
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  7. Install the new intermediate steering shaft bolt and note the following:

    For electronic power steering, tighten the bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
     
    For hydraulic power steering, tighten the bolt to 46 ft. lbs. (62 Nm).
     

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  9. Install the left side instrument panel insulator panel.
  10.  
  11. Connect the intermediate steering shaft to the steering gear.
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  13. Install the new intermediate steering shaft lower bolt and tighten to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
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  15. Install the left front tire and wheel assembly.
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