Nissan Pick-ups and Pathfinder 1970-1988

Steering Wheel

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Position the wheels in the straight ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the horn pad by unscrewing the two screws from the rear side of the steering wheel crossbar.
  6.  
  7. Punchmark the top of the steering column shaft and the steering wheel flange.
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  9. Remove the attaching nut and remove the steering wheel with a puller.
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CAUTION
Do not strike the shaft with a hammer, which may cause the column to collapse.

To install:
  1. Install the steering wheel so that the punchmarks are aligned. Tighten the steering wheel attaching nut to 51-54 ft. lbs. for 1970-79 models; 29-36 ft. lbs. (39-49 Nm) on 1980-86 models (720D series); and 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm) on 1986-88 models (D21D series).
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  3. Install the horn pad.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the horn pad from the steering wheel



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the steering wheel with a puller type tool



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Fig. Fig. 3: View of the steering wheel installed in the correct position, note position of 3 spokes

 
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