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Steering wheel dosen't steer properly.

I'm slipping and sliding when I drive...My steering wheel does'nt go straight when I'm going straight ahead.

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#1 DO NOT DRIVE IT
#2 Sounds like Ither Very Loose Tierods or the RACK is Bad
Only a Trained Profetional Can Tell you Exactly what it is.
Get it to a Service Senter ASAP .

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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CLOCKSPRINGThe clockspring cannot be repaired. It must be replaced if faulty or damaged, or if the driver side airbag has been deployed.
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  3. Disconnect the steering wheel wire harness connector from the upper clockspring connector receptacle, which is located between the two upper spokes of the armature within the hub cavity of the steering wheel.
  4. Remove the nut that secures the steering wheel armature to the steering column upper shaft, which is located within the hub cavity of the steering wheel.
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  • Unsnap the two halves of the tilting steering column shroud from each other and remove both halves from the steering column.
  • Disconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors from the lower clockspring connector receptacles.
  • Remove the two screws that secure the clockspring case to the multi-function switch mounting housing


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  • Remove the clockspring from the steering column by sliding the clockspring hub up and off of the steering column upper shaft. The clockspring cannot be repaired. It must be replaced if faulty or damaged, or if the driver side airbag has been deployed.


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    INSTALLATIONIf the clockspring is not properly centered in relation to the steering wheel, steering shaft and steering gear, it may be damaged. Refer to Clockspring Centering in the Adjustments section of this group before installing or reinstalling a clockspring.
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    NOTE: Before starting this procedure, be certain that the front wheels are still in the straight-ahead position.
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    Fig. 2: Pull away the cover with the wiring still connected 88288p13.jpg
    Fig. 3: Disconnect the wiring at the steering wheel 88288p14.jpg
    Fig. 4: Matchmark the steering wheel 88288p15.jpg
    Fig. 5: Remove the center nut from the steering wheel 88288p16.jpg
    Fig. 6: Use a steering wheel puller to remove the wheel 88288p17.jpg
    Fig. 7: Remove the steering wheel from the shaft 88288p18.jpg
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    3. Disconnect the horn switch wires at the connector and remove the switch assembly. On trucks equipped with speed control, squeeze the J-clip ground wire terminal firmly and pull it out of the hole in the steering wheel. Don't pull the wire out without squeezing the clip.
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    2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    3. Remove the one screw from the underside of each steering wheel spoke, and lift the horn switch assembly (steering wheel pad) from the steering wheel.
    4. Disconnect the horn switch wires at the connector and remove the switch assembly.
    5. Remove the horn switch assembly.
    6. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut and remove the steering wheel with a puller. WARNING
      Never hammer on the wheel or shaft to remove it! Never use a knock-off type puller.
    7. Install the steering wheel in the reverse order of removal. Tighten the shaft nut to 30-42 ft. lbs. (41-57 Nm).
    With Air Bag Fig. 9: Remove the air bag module and disconnect the wiring harnesses 88288g00.gif
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    Read the air bag service precautions in Section 6 prior to doing work involving an air bag equipped steering column component. Always wear safety glasses when servicing an air bag vehicle and handling the air bag to avoid possible injury.
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    2. Disconnect the battery-to-starter relay cable for at least one minute to let the air bag back-up power supply discharge.
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    4. Disconnect the horn/speed control wiring from the steering wheel.
    5. Remove the steering wheel retaining bolt.
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    10. Connect the battery to starter cable. Verify the air bag warning indicator light on the instrument panel.
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