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How to reassemble steering column in dodge durango 2003 slt 4.7 eng.

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To avoid personal injury or death, on vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, airbag, occupant classification system, seat belt tensioner, impact sensor, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait two minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment.

To avoid personal injury or death, when removing a deployed airbag, rubber gloves, eye protection, and a long-sleeved shirt should be worn. There may be deposits on the airbag cushion and other interior surfaces. In large doses, these deposits may cause irritation to the skin and eyes.


Install steering wheel to the column. Install the new steering wheel bolt. Tighten the bolt to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm) .Position the driver airbag close enough to the steering wheel to reconnect the three electrical connections on the back of the airbag housing. When installing the driver airbag, reconnect the two clock-spring driver airbag pigtail wire connectors to the airbag inflator connector receptacles by pressing straight in on the connector. Be certain to engage each keyed and color-coded connector to the matching connector receptacle. You can be certain that each connector is fully engaged in its receptacle by listening carefully for a distinct, audible click as the connector latches snap into place. Reconnect the steering wheel wire harness connector for the horn switch to the horn switch feed pigtail wire connector, which is located on the back of the driver airbag housing.

Carefully position the driver airbag in the steering wheel. Be certain that the clockspring pigtail wires and the steering wheel wire harness in the steering wheel hub area are not pinched between the driver airbag and the steering wheel armature.

From the underside of the steering wheel, install and tighten the two screws that secure the driver airbag to the steering wheel armature. Tighten the screws to 10 Nm (90 inch lbs.).

Do not reconnect the battery negative cable until a supplemental restraint system verification test procedure has been performed.

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CLICK on this link below for part by part assembly/disassembly:---

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/01/dodge-durango-20032005-steering-wheel.html

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Click this another link for further information regarding,steering pump and steering linkage:---

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/01/dodge-durango-20032005-steering-wheel_01.html

This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.


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