Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

Removal & Installation 2

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Fig. Lift the steering wheel straight off of the steering column and remove the wheel


CAUTION
If equipped with an air bag, be sure to disarm it before starting repairs on the vehicle. Failure to do so could result in severe personal injury and damage to vehicle.

  1. Disarm the SRS system as outlined in Section 6.
  2.  
  3. Remove the covers and the air bag module mounting nut from behind the steering wheel.
  4.  
  5. To detach the connector of the clockspring from the air bag module, press the air bag's lock toward the module to spread the lock open. While holding lock in this position, use a small tipped prying tool to gently pry the connector from the module.
  6.  
  7. Remove the air bag module and store in a clean, dry place with the pad cover facing up.
  8.  
  9. Matchmark the steering wheel to the shaft.
  10.  
  11. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut and use a steering wheel puller to remove the wheel. Do not use a hammer, or the collapsible mechanism in the column could be damaged.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Confirm that the front wheels are in a straight-ahead position. Center the clockspring by aligning the NEUTRAL mark on the clockspring with the mating mark on the casing. Then, install the steering wheel and tighten the new retaining nut to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the air bag module.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable, turn the key to the ON position; the SRS warning light should illuminate for seven seconds and go out.
  6.  


CAUTION
If equipped with an air bag, be sure to disarm it before starting repairs on the vehicle. Failure to do so could result in severe personal injury and damage to vehicle.

  1. Disarm the SRS system as outlined in Section 6.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lower steering wheel cover.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the horn and steering wheel remote electrical connectors.
  6.  
  7. Slide the outer housing of the clock spring connector and disconnect the air bag connector.
  8.  
  9. Loosen the Torx® screw and remove the driver-s air bag module.
  10.  
  11. Using Special Tool MB990803, remove the steering wheel.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the steering wheel assembly-2004-05 Galant

  12.  

To install:

  1. Confirm that the front wheels are in a straight-ahead position. Center the clockspring by aligning the NEUTRAL mark on the clockspring with the mating mark on the casing. Then, install the steering wheel and tighten the new retaining nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm). After securing the steering wheel, turn the steering wheel all the way in both directions to confirm that the steering wheel rotation is normal.
  2.  
  3. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of installation.
  4.  


WARNING
Be sure to disarm the SRS (air bag) system, before starting repairs on the vehicle. Failure to do so could result in personal injury or death. DO NOT perform any work on the vehicle until after 90 seconds has passed. The air bag system is designed to retain enough short term voltage to make air bag deployment possible.

  1. Disarm the SRS system as outlined in Section 6.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air bag module mounting nut from behind the steering wheel.
  4.  
  5. Matchmark the steering wheel.
  6.  
  7. Detach the connector of the clockspring from the air bag module, press the air bag's lock towards the module to spread the lock open. While holding lock in this position, use a small tipped prying tool to gently pry the connector from the module.
  8.  
  9. Store the air bag module in a clean, dry place with the pad cover facing up.
  10.  
  11. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut.
  12.  
  13. Matchmark the steering wheel to the shaft.
  14.  
  15. Use a steering wheel puller to remove the wheel.
    WARNING
    Do not use a hammer or the collapsible mechanism in the column could be damaged.

  16.  

To install:

  1. Confirm that the front wheels are in a straight-ahead position. Center the clockspring by aligning the NEUTRAL mark on the clockspring with the mating mark on the casing.
  2.  
  3. Line up and install the steering wheel.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the retaining nut to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm)
  6.  
  7. Install the air bag module and tighten the retaining nuts to 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable and check the SRS warning light operation.
  10.  


CAUTION
If equipped with an air bag, be sure to disarm it before starting repairs on the vehicle. Failure to do so could result in severe personal injury and damage to vehicle.

  1. Disarm the SRS system as outlined in Section 6.
  2.  
  3. Remove the covers and the air bag module mounting nut from behind the steering wheel.
  4.  
  5. To detach the connector of the clockspring from the air bag module, press the air bag's lock toward the module to spread the lock open. While holding lock in this position, use a small tipped prying tool to gently pry the connector from the module.
  6.  
  7. Remove the air bag module and store in a clean, dry place with the pad cover facing up.
  8.  
  9. Matchmark the steering wheel to the shaft.
  10.  
  11. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut and use a steering wheel puller to remove the wheel. Do not use a hammer, or the collapsible mechanism in the column could be damaged.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Confirm that the front wheels are in a straight-ahead position. Center the clockspring by aligning the NEUTRAL mark on the clockspring with the mating mark on the casing. Then, install the steering wheel and tighten the new retaining nut to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the air bag module.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable, turn the key to the ON position; the SRS warning light should illuminate for seven seconds and go out.
  6.  

 
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