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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

Posted on May 15, 2009

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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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Turn on your car. Turn the steering wheel so the front tires are pointing directly forward. Turn off your car.
  • Pop the hood on your car and disconnect the black and red battery cables from the battery with pliers. By disconnecting the battery you will prevent the airbag and horn from malfunctioning or blowing.
  • 3 Take the center cover off of your steering wheel. There should be four to six screws on the back side of the steering wheel. Unscrew these, then pry the cover off with a flathead screwdriver.
  • 4 Remove the retaining clip on the center of your steering wheel with pliers. Place the correct size socket on the retaining nut, and loosen the nut, unscrewing it one turn.
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      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).
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      Fig. Fig. 2: Steering wheel installation-1969 deluxe and 1970-72 standard wheel

      1. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut.

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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)..
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      Fig. Fig. 6: A ratchet or driver should be used to loosen the trim pad retaining screws


    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. 9: Remove the retaining nut snapring


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    Fig. Fig. 11: Loosen and remove the wheel retaining nut


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


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

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        Fig. 2: Exploded view of the passenger's side air bag module 93112gd0.gif
        Fig. 3: Exploded view of the instrument panel assembly 93112ge1.gif
        Fig. 4: Exploded view of the heater housing assembly and related components 93112ge2.gif
        Fig. 5: View of the heater core and heater housing 93112ge3.gif
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