Filed Under (Other Manuals) by auhow on 02-01-2012
Removal & installation caution: when working on a collapsible steering column, do not bump or hammer on column components. With column removed from mounts, it is extremely susceptible to impact damage. A slight impact on column end may collapse steering shaft or loosen plastic injections which maintain column rigidity. When removing steering wheel, use a puller but do not hammer on puller to aid removal. Removal 1. Center steering wheel. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove steering coupling shield (if equipped). Disconnect steering shaft at flexible coupling or pot joint. Note coupling bolt size and location and mark shafts for reassembly reference. 2. For vehicles with a universal joint and intermediate shaft, disconnect flex coupling and remove shaft. Disconnect column shift linkage from lever(s). 3. Remove steering wheel for removal clearance (if necessary). Remove column trim pads, shrouds and instrument panel covers as required. Disconnect all electrical wiring to steering column and vacuum lines. 4. If equipped with automatic parking brake release on column. Disconnect shift quadrant cable or link from column shift bowl (if equipped). Move seat back as far as possible to provide removal clearance. Do not remove upper support first, as column may bend under its own weight. 5. Remove floor pan trim cover and column lower supports. Remove bolts attaching upper bracket to column. Note number and position of shims for reinstallation. 6. Remove column bracket fasteners and lower column. Disconnect wiring from ignition switch, turn signal switch and neutral start switch (if equipped). Carefully remove column guiding column shift levers through firewall. Installation note: correct column installation is important to prevent stress on collapsible components during mounting. 1. Install upper column mounting bracket on column and tighten screws. Install toe pan seals over column (if equipped). Install column assembly through floor pan, align steering shaft marks, engage coupling and tighten bolts. Note: 2. Raise column and connect all electrical wiring and vacuum hoses (if equipped) between column and body. Loosely install bracket fasteners to hold column to instrument panel support. Install lower column toe pan seals, toe pan, clamp or screws. Tighten bolts and screws as required. 3. Connect shift quadrant cable or link. With steering shaft coupling bolts tight and toe pan bolts tight, tighten upper column bracket-to-instrument panel support fasteners.
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by auhow on 13-04-2012
Steering column zoom special tool(s) removal and installation 1. Turn the steering wheel to the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to the off position. Note: if removing the steering wheel or steering column, carry out steps 2 and 3 before starting the removal procedure. If removing the steering column shaft, proceed to item 8 of the removal procedure. 2. Warning: to reduce the risk of serious personal injury, read and follow all warnings, cautions and notes in the deactivation procedure. Deactivate the supplemental restraint system (srs) . 3. 4. 5. 6. If removing the steering wheel, remove the driver air bag module. If removing the steering column, remove the clockspring. If removing the steering column, remove the instrument panel reinforcement. Remove the parts in the order indicated in the illustration and table.
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by auhow on 06-04-2012
Steering column disassembly 1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). 2. Remove horn pad and steering wheel (3600). 3. Remove steering column from vehicle. 4. Remove lower u-joint, spring sensor ring and tolerance ring. Column shift 5. Remove turn indicator cancel cam (13318) by pushing up with flat-bladed screwdriver. Note direction of flush surface. 6. Remove bearing retainer (3c610) and steering column upper bearing spring (3520). 7. Remove steering column bearing sleeve (3518) and steering column bearing tolerance ring (3l539). 8. Remove ignition switch (11572). 9. Remove shift lock actuator retaining screws and remove shift lock actuator. 10. Remove transmission column shift selector tube (7212) and transmission shift selector position insert (7a216) (column shift only). 11. Using a drift, tap steering column lock lever pin (3b663) loose. Remove steering column lock lever pin with diagonal pliers. Remove steering column lock pawl (3e691).
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by auhow on 11-01-2012
Instrument panel — steering column cover removal 1. Note: on automatic transmissions, move the shift lever to the 1 position to make removal easier. Remove the upper steering column cover. 2. Position the electrical connector aside. Release the push clip from the lower instrument panel steering column cover. 3. Pull the handle and remove the fuse door. 4. Disconnect the hood latch release handle from the lower instrument panel steering column cover. 1. Remove the screws. 2. Disconnect the hood latch release handle from the lower steering column cover. 5. Disconnect the parking brake release handle from the lower instrument panel steering column cover. 1. Remove the screws. 2. Disconnect the parking brake release handle. 6. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover. 1. Remove the bolts. 2. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover.
Filed Under (Chrysler) by auhow on 16-11-2011
Repair procedure: this repair is compatible with daimlerchrysler’s mobile service program and does not require hoists or other full service facility special equipment. 1. Start the engine. 2. Rotate the steering wheel so that the steering wheel is in an upside down position then remove the ignition key to lock the steering wheel in this position. 3. Remove the three screws that secure the lower edge of the steering column opening cover to the lower instrument panel reinforcement. 4. Using a trim stick or another suitable wide-bladed tool, gently pry the upper edge of the steering column opening cover. Pry just below the cluster bezel on each side of the steering column away from the instrument panel far enough to disengage the snap clip retainers from the receptacles in the instrument panel. 5. Remove the steering column opening cover from the instrument panel. 6. Loosen the steering column attaching nuts. 7. Bounce the steering wheel lightly in a vertical motion to normalize the alignment. 8. Without influencing the new location of the steering column, tighten the passenger side rearward nut to 12 n• m (105 in. Lbs.). 9. Next, tighten the front driver side nut to12 n• m (105 in. Lbs.). 10. Tighten the remaining steering column attaching nuts to 12 n• m (105 in. Lbs.). 11. Tighten the upper intermediate shaft attachment bolt to 57 n• m (42 ft. Lbs.). 12. Position the steering column opening cover to the instrument panel. 13. Align the snap clip retainers on the steering column opening cover with the receptacles in the instrument panel. 14. Press firmly on the steering column opening cover over the snap clip locations until each of the snap clips is fully engaged in its receptacle. 15. Install and tighten the three screws that secure the lower edge of the steering column opening cover to the lower instrument panel reinforcement. Tighten the screws to 2.2 n• m (20 in. Lbs.). 16. Start the engine then, rotate the steering wheel back to its normal position.