Toyota Cressida/Corona/Crown/MarkII 1970-1982 Repair Guide

Steering Wheel

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Three-Spoke


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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the three-spoke steering wheel-1971-72 Crown



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Fig. Fig. 2 Exploded view of the three-spoke steering wheel-1975-76 Corona Mark II


CAUTION
Do not attempt to remove or install the steering wheel by hammering on it. Damage to the energy absorbing steering column could result.

  1. Unfasten the horn and turn signal multiconnector(s) at the base of the steering column shroud.
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  3. Loosen the trim pad retaining screws from the back side of the steering wheel.
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  5. Lift the trim pad and horn button assembly(ies) from the wheel.
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  7. Remove the steering wheel hub retaining nut.
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  9. Scratch matchmarks on the hub and shaft to aid in correct installation.
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  11. Use a steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel.
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  13. Installation is performed in the reverse order of removal. Tighten the wheel retaining nut to 15-22 ft. lb., except for the Mark II 6 cylinder and 1974-77 Corona, which should be tightened to 22-29 ft. lb.
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Two-Spoke


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Fig. Fig. 3 Exploded view of the two-spoke steering wheel-1980 Cressida

The two-spoke steering wheel is removed in the same manner as the three-spoke, except that the trim pad should be pried off with a screwdriver. Remove the pad by lifting it toward the top of the wheel.

Four-Spoke


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Fig. Fig. 4 To remove the steering wheel, you must first remove the center emblem



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Fig. Fig. 5 Use an extension to reach the mounting nut



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Fig. Fig. 6 Use a steering wheel puller to extract it from the shaft



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Fig. Fig. 7 Once loosened, remove the wheel assembly off of the steering shaft


CAUTION
Do not attempt to remove or install the steering wheel by hammering on it. Damage to the energy absorbing steering column could result.

  1. Unfasten the horn and turn signal multiconnectors at the base of the steering column shroud (underneath the instrument panel) if possible.
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  3. Gently pry the center emblem off the front of the steering wheel.
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  5. Insert a wrench through the hole and remove the steering wheel retaining nut.
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  7. Scratch matchmarks on the hub and shaft to aid installation.
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  9. Use a steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the steering wheel retaining nut to 15-22 lbs.
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