why not say reason.. ??? is the actual shaft bad,
or just swapping out the whole thing.> with igntion switch and combo switch?
the whole inside parts?
are you removing the steering wheel ?
first hard part is air bags, very dangerous.
and the coil spring, in wheel hub. easy to damage that.
first off major work , you need the FSM. why not get it and read it.
if no bags , good. easier.
the other issue is the
there are 3 critical steps.
2: ignition switch assy, anthieft screws.
3: collapsible shaft, possible damage.
4: the steering wheel puller and steps. the FSM covers each separately.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable and disable the air bag system.
- Set the front tires in a straight-ahead position.
- Remove the air bag module retaining nuts from behind the steering wheel.
- Remove the air bag module. Defeated first !!!!
- If equipped, remove the cruise control switch.
- Disconnect the horn wiring.
- Remove the steering wheel retaining nut.
- Scribe a line mark on the steering wheel and steering shaft if there is not one already.
- Remove the steering wheel using a suitable puller.
- the palm smacking trick can get the wheel off if lucky.
- To install, align the scribe marks on the steering shaft with the steering wheel.
- Ensure the wheel compresses the 2 locktabs on the clockspring.
- Pull the air bag and if equipped, cruise control wires through the larger hole and horn wire through the smaller hole. Ensure they are not pinched.
- Install the steering wheel nut and tighten it to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm) while forcing the steering wheel down the shaft with the nut.
- Connect the wire feed to the horn buttons.
- Connect the feed wires and tighten the air bag retaining nuts to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm). Ensure the air bag is completely seated. The latching clip arms must be visible on top of the connector housing on the module.
- Enable the air bag system and connect the battery cable.
- From the right side of the vehicle (in case of accidental deployment), turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
- Check for proper air bag warning light operation.
end quote, get the FSM. there are many more pages, for
the COMBO section, and shaft.