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Remove a steering wheel from a 98 ford courier

I have removed the 3 screws from the back and can't get to the main steering wheel nut.

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SOURCE: 1986 Buick Electra/Park Ave has

There are three bolts under everything that you see. The steering wheel comes off first,then the retainer ring has to come off(it's on the same steem that the wheel is on,there is a tool for that). There is a plate with slots in it that will come off. Pull everything else out carefuly as not to lose any screws or break any wires, and you should see the three screws in a triangle formation. Tightin them & reasemble.

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SOURCE: Vibration in steering wheel

sounds like it could be the ball joints binding up

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SOURCE: cannot remove steering wheel

There wouldn't happen to be a cir clip on the steering shaft or perhaps a half moon locking key? Just a thought

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SOURCE: ford fiesta 1999 rear wheel bearings

yes it is one big nut, however it looks like 4 individual nuts due to the fact that they are a thinly stacked layer or thin nuts held together by what you called the tab washer............only way to replace is to get a new one from ford........

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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Remove steering wheel 1996 ford courier


once you have removed the centre cover from the steering wheel you will have to remove the lock clip above the large nut holding the steering wheel to the steering shaft. loosen the nut enough that the nut is still threaded to the shaft at the top, then using a puller pull the wheel loose from the shaft. if you don`t have a puller you can hit the top of the steering shaft with a hammer and it should pop loose.

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you mean turn signal cam replacment
1 disconnect battery 2remove the hub or air bag on steering wheel (center Part of wheel) maybe two screws in the back of steering wheel remove first 3 remove horn button and steering wheel retaining nut then install steering wheel puller 15.99 at autozone. notice the steering wheel angle it only goes back on one way. 4 next shoulb a lock plate there is a retainer ring remove it with a lock plate retainer tool 8.99 use a pair of needle nose to remove ring dont bend out of shape. 5 now you can remove the turn cam two screws on selector and one screw on the hazard light switch then 3 screws on the cam you will need a # 2 and a #1 phillps for these screws. 6 disconnect power cord it probally goes down through column remove the knee plate to see wires by the pedals. 7 thread the new wire harness back down the column with a piece of bailing wire or equalivent. 8 reinstall all in reverse order.

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How do you remove a 1990 ford thunderbird steering wheel?


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How to remove terrain air bag


How To: Remove your air bag & steering wheel
1. With the car running turn you steering wheel so that the button controls on the wheel are at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock.
2. Turn off the car.
3. Remove the Air Bag fuse #8 from under the back seat, and disconnect the negative battery terminal. Let the car sit for at least 15 minutes
4. Using a flat bladed screw driver insert and twist about 90* while pulling out on one corner that corner of the airbag.
5. Remove all electrical connectors on the back of the airbag and your two steering wheel control buttons. there are a total of 6 connections to be removed.
6. If you only need to replace your steering wheel control buttons you will see two Torx screws on the back side of each control, unscrew and replace the unit and you are done! (after you reconnect everything).
7. To continue on with removing the steering wheel reach for your 21mm socket, and remove the nut.
8. Using a steering wheel puller that has "hooks" at the ends, follow the instructions with your kit to remove the steering wheel
9. Once the wheel is off and you go to re-install, make sure you have it lined up correctly. The steering wheel nut is tightened to 35 foot lbs.

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Key is stuck in the ignition,how do i remove the ignition and put in new one,or is there a way to get the key out.


Hi, removing the barrel requires removal of the steering wheel, lockplate, and turn signal switch. Once all of these are out, you will see the screw that holds the lock in. You will need a puller to remove the steering wheel and a lockplate compression tool to push the lockplate down while removing the lockplate clip. You may be able to borrow these tools from Autozone or another tool rental outlet. I have pasted the procedure below from autozone.com. Please let me know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

  1. 1969 CHEVELLE DELUXE WHEEL AND STANDARD WHEEL ON ALL MODELS 1970 AND LATER

    See Figures 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Remove the trim retaining screws from behind the wheel.
    3. Lift the trim off, then disconnect the horn wire(s).
    4. For most 1975 and later models, remove the snapring.
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    Fig. Fig. 2: Steering wheel installation-1969 deluxe and 1970-72 standard wheel



    1. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut.

    1. Matchmark the wheel-to-shaft relationship, then remove the wheel with a steering wheel puller such as tool No. J-2927.

    To install:
    1. Install the wheel on the shaft, aligning the marks made during removal.
    2. Install the steering wheel retaining nut, then tighten the nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
    3. If equipped, install the snapring.

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    Fig. Fig. 4: Steering wheel installation-1980 and later vehicles



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    Fig. Fig. 5: Most 1975 and later wheels are equipped with a snapring to assure the retaining nut remains in position

    1. Hold the trim just above position, then connect the horn wire(s)..
    2. Install the center trim and secure using the retaining screws.
    3. Connect the negative battery cable.
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    Fig. Fig. 6: A ratchet or driver should be used to loosen the trim pad retaining screws

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Fig. Fig. 7: Once they are loosened, remove the trim pad screws from the back of the steering wheel


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Fig. Fig. 8: Pull the trim pad from the steering wheel in order to access the horn wire(s)
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Fig. Fig. 9: Remove the retaining nut snapring


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Fig. Fig. 10: Matchmark the relationship between the steering shaft and the wheel in order to assure proper wheel installation
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Fig. Fig. 11: Loosen and remove the wheel retaining nut

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Fig. Fig. 12: Use a steering wheel puller to loosen the wheel on the steering shaft


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Fig. Fig. 13: Once the wheel has been loosened by the puller, the wheel may may be removed from the steering shaft

  1. Remove the trim cover from the column.
  2. Remove the steering column cover from the shaft by removing the three screws or by prying it out with a screwdriver (1976 and later models).
  3. Use a compressing tool, such as No. J-23653, to compress and hold the lockplate. With the plate compressed, pry out and discard the snapring from its shaft groove.
  4. Slide the cancelling cam, spring, and washer off the shaft.
  5. Remove turn signal lever.
  6. Push the four-way flasher knob in and unscrew it.
  7. Remove the three switch mounting screws.
  8. Pull switch connector out of the bracket, pull it off the shaft and allow it to hang by the wires.
  9. Remove the lock barrel retaining screw and remove the lock.
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A headset wire stuck (wound) in crack of steering column in 1998 Contour. How do we retrieve it? Can the wheel be dismantled?


Yes - the steering wheel can be removed, just be prepared for the wire to be smashed or mangles and unusable. Look on the back side of the steering wheel - you will see some small holes for the retaining screws for the center piece of the steering wheel. If your model has an airbag in the wheel you will need to disconnect the battery to prevent activating the airbag.Remove the panel below the steering wheel to access the harness for the airbag and unplug. Now remove those retaining screws and the center piece of the wheel. Now you will see a large nut on the center shaft of the column.Before you remove the center nut, look at how many threads are exposed above the nut before removing. Lock the steering wheel and remove that nut. Now you will need a steering wheel puller. Find the fasteners that fit your wheel and mount the puller, Turn the puller shaft 3 turns and try to remove wire - if it won't come out then you'll need to completely remove the wheel to extract the wire. Place the wheel back on the column shaft and use that center nut to re - install the steering wheel. You may need to place that nut socket over the shaft around the threaded part and tap lightly to seat the wheel far enough to use the nut to seat the wheel back down. Press steering wheel until it sits where it did in the beginning. Re - install center piece, plug in airbag and replace that lower panel. Your local auto parts store may have a steering wheel puller for rent - if not, they are not expensive to buy ( should be less than $10.00 USD).
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When performing service around the SIR system components or wiring, the SIR system MUST be disabled. Failure to do so could result in possible air bag deployment, personal injury or unneeded SIR system repairs.
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. On models equipped with a drivers side air bag, perform the following procedure:
    1. Disable the Supplemental Restraint System (if equipped).
    2. On all but 1996–98 models equipped with a air bag, unfasten the screws at the rear of the steering wheel.
    3. On 1996–98 models equipped with a air bag, turn the steering wheel 90° to access the rear shroud holes to the inflator module. Insert a screwdriver in the holes and push the leaf spring to release the pin. Turn the steering wheel 180° to access the remaining shroud holes and using the screwdriver, release the remaining pins.
    4. Tilt the inflator module rearward from the top to access the wiring. Tag and unplug the lead wire from the clip on the module, the lead wire from the clip on the steering wheel and the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) and retainer from the module.
  3. If not equipped with a drivers side air bag, remove the horn pad or button cap and disconnect the horn wires. Fig. 1: Remove the horn button cap 87988p13.jpg
    Fig. 2: Disengage the horn wiring 87988p14.jpg
    Fig. 3: If equipped, remove the snapring from the steering shaft 87988p15.jpg

  4. Mark the steering wheel-to-steering shaft relationship.
  5. If equipped, remove the snapring from the steering shaft.
  6. Remove the nut from the steering shaft. WARNING
    Don't hammer on the steering shaft!
  7. Remove the steering wheel with a puller. To install:
  8. Install the wheel. The turn signal control assembly must be in the Neutral position to prevent damaging the canceling cam and control assembly. Tighten the nut to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  9. Install the horn pad and horn contact (if equipped).
  10. If equipped with a drivers side air bag, install the inflator module as follows:
    1. Attach the lead wire to the clip on the module, the lead wire to the clip on the steering wheel and the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) and retainer to the module.
    2. On 1996–98 models, install the inflator module by pressing it firmly into the steering wheel so that all four notched pins in the leaf spring are fully engaged. Be very careful that you do not pinch any wires.
    3. On all but 1996–98 models equipped with a air bag, install the inflator module and tighten the screws to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
  11. Connect the battery ground cable and enable the SIR system (if equipped). Fig. 4: Remove the nut and washer from the steering shaft 87988p16.jpg
    Fig. 5: Use a puller to separate the steering wheel 87988p17.jpg
    Fig. 6: Remove the steering wheel 87988p18.jpg

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How to get the blinker switch assembly out of a 1966 oldsmobile 98?


1966 Olds 98?
It's been a while, so bear with me. The main objective is to remove the steering wheel, to have access to the turn signal switch.

1.Negative battery cable disconnected

2.I believe you twist the horn button in the middle of the steering wheel, and pull up, to remove. The horn button should have a ring of thick rubber on the bottom, which keeps it in the steering wheel. The chrome piece under the horn button may come off with it, or it stays on the steering wheel. This is the part that is fuzzy to remember.

3.Remove the steering wheel nut, and lock washer.

4.If you do not have a steering wheel puller, go to your nearest auto parts store, and see if one is available to rent. The cost of this puller is relatively low, so you may just want to go ahead, and purchase one. While you're there you need to obtain another tool also. Steering Wheel Lock Plate Tool.

5.After the horn button is removed, and the steering wheel nut, you will see a flat metal area of the steering wheel. On each side of the threaded part of the steering column shaft, there are two small threaded holes, in this flat metal area.

The steering wheel puller, is a bar shaped piece of metal, that has a threaded hole in the middle. There is a threaded shaft that goes into this hole. On each end of the metal bar are slots. Threaded bolts go through these slots, and line up with the two threaded holes in the steering wheel. There is a pointed tip, that rotates on the threaded shaft, of the steering wheel puller. This pointed tip goes in the middle of the steering wheel shaft. (The shaft that you removed the nut from)

Find the two correct threaded bolts in the steering wheel puller kit, that matches the threads in the steering wheel holes. They HAVE to be the correct size, AND the correct thread. (Fine thread, or Coarse thread. They will be SAE thread, and not Metric) If the puller does not come with bolts, or the correct bolts, you'll have to purchase them separately.

Place the puller on top of the steering wheel shaft. Run the threaded shaft of the puller down, until at least 3 to 4 threads of the shaft, are showing on the steering wheel side. Now place a threaded bolt in the slot on the outside part of the bar.

Run the bolt down into the steering wheel threaded hole on one side. Make sure it goes in at least 1/2 inch. Do the same with the threaded bolt for the other side.
Adjust the length of the threaded shaft of the puller, so that the two outside bolts will go in as advised. Adjust the threaded shaft out, or in. Be SURE the two threaded bolts, are threaded down into the steering wheel the same depth, and the bolts are the same length!

Now turn the threaded shaft of the steering wheel puller in, with a ratchet and socket, to remove the steering wheel. (Turn the shaft to the Right)

6.Now remove the steering wheel lock ring. The steering wheel lock ring tool is now used.
There is a cylindrical shaped piece that has threads on the inside of it, and has a hole at the top, that a lock pin slides through, for the above tool. This cylindrical shaped piece is threaded down onto the steering wheel shaft.

The tool has a handle shaped like a screwdriver handle, and a shaft attached to the handle. The shaft goes down into the cylindrical shaped piece. Then the lock pin goes through the cylindrical shaped piece, and also a hole in the shaft of the tool. This lock pin locks the cylindrical shaped piece to the shaft of the tool.

BEFORE the cylindrical shaped piece is pinned to the shaft, you slide a U shaped piece up on the shaft. (Thought it would be better to explain it this way)
The opening of the U, goes down towards the steering wheel. It's U shaped to clear the steering wheel shaft.

As you turn the handle of the tool to the right, it pushes the U shaped piece down. The U shaped piece then depresses the steering wheel lock ring down.
(There is a Thick metal spring under the steering wheel lock ring)

You have to take a metal pick, and a small flat tip screwdriver, and remove the round snap ring. May take a little finesse, and a few tries. Use patience. Now back the steering wheel lock ring tool off. (Turn to the Left) The steering wheel lock ring will come up, so that you can take it off. Remove the spring. Remove the plastic horn contact assembly. Now you can see the screws to remove the turn signal switch.

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Removing air bags from 2001 Ford Windstar


easy fix.
the drivers airbag comes with the steering wheel. To remove it, snap off the plastic cover at the bottom of the steering wheel. there will be a screw which you need to remove. You will be unscrewing it for quite some time and the wheel will only wobble but eventually it will come off. Disconnect the wires. To replace, put the new steering wheel on trying to align the pin and screw it back in. don't forget to connect the wire. To remove the passenger side, open the glove compartment, squeeze both sides of the back to let the glove compartment fully open. There are 3 nut that you need to remove and a wire. To replace, just do the opposite.
Most likely, you will have to replace the airbag control module also. On this particular year and model, it is located behind the storage compartment below the radio. To remove, unscrew 4 screws (2 on each side of the compartment), disconnect the 12v lighter plug and remove. The computer is located in the very back and has 3 nuts holding it down. There is an arrow on it pointing to the front of the vehicle. Remove the nuts, unplug the wires and get a computer which has the exact same code as yours.
Sometimes, (as was in my case) when the airbag went off, my seatbelts went off and locked in place. To replace, remove the plastic cover off of where the seat belt slides through (near the top of the door post) and unscrew the nut then remove/move aside the plastic trim and unscrew 1 bolt below the seatbelt roll and remove. The last bolt is located between the seat and door. Pick up the carpet and unscrew.

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ReplacingTurn Switch


1. You are going to need a steering wheel puller.
2. You remove the steering wheel center.

3. you remove the large steering column nut, then install steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel. It is necessary to mark the shaft to the steering wheel so that it will go back in the same position.

Once the steering wheel is removed, you can see the turn signal switch. There is one center screw that holds the turn signal switch inside the steering wheel hub.

Once the screw is removed the signal can be lifted up over the steering wheel shaft.

Now leaving that, go underneather the dash area and remove the smallpanel around the steering wheel shaft. There you will find a large electrical connector with all the wires that are used in the steering column. This connector can either be fed up thru the column or by disconnecting all of the wires and feeding them up through the column.

this will remove the old switch. The new switch and its wiring harness must now be fed back down the steering column and then reconnected to the large electrical connector.

Now re-install the new switch, screw the turn signal stem back into the switch assembly and the re-install the steering wheel, according to the aligments marks you made, otherwise your steering wheel will be off centered. Tighten down steering wheel center nut, and other panels. Check operation of switch.
Factory manuel gives mechanics 1 hour to do this, but it cam take up to 4 hours.
Bill

Nov 23, 2008 | 1999 Ford F250 Regular Cab

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