Malibu, Malibu MAXX 2006-2008

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Lock the steering column through the access hole in the lower trim cover using J 42640 anti rotation pin.
    WARNING
    If replacing the sensor, a new sensor MUST come with a pin installed. If pin is not installed, return and reorder sensor. Do not apply force to the sensor and the bearing assembly in a sideways direction.


    WARNING
    When reusing the sensor you must install a pin into the sensor before it is removed from the steering shaft. By not installing a pin into the sensor it will cause the sensor to lose its centering position and must be discarded.


    NOTE
    Pin diameter must be in the range of 1.0-2.0 mm.



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    Fig. J 42640 anti rotation pin installed

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  5. Remove the intermediate shaft from the steering column shaft.
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  7. Remove the sensor connector by using a suitable tool in order to pull the connector down around the right side of the steering column for accessibility.
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  9. Remove the sensor from the steering shaft.

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    Fig. Intermediate shaft, wheel position sensor and steering column shown

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To install:

  1. Slide the sensor unto the steering shaft. If necessary, remove pin.
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  3. Connect the sensor connector.
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  5. Install the intermediate steering shaft to the steering column shaft.
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  7. Remove J 42640 anti rotation pin from the lower trim cover.
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