donot worry about it. put the coloum in. rotate the tire to be straight
position, keep the streering wheel straight and put them togetter. if
you worry about the straightness of the streering wheel, you can remove
the steering wheel and correct the shift.
PS: if you have airbag, you need to be carefull about the clockspring.
it is nothign but a couple of wires wound around the coluum but you
donto wantto break them by overrotating the steering wheel.
1) How to straighten the wheels without a column engaged?
2) How to generally center the new column before installation?
Or maybe I'll just stick my head back down there and figure it out :-)
Shouldn't there be only one way the column end fits into the yoke at
If the wheels look reasonably straight (and I don't see any reason why
they wouldn't be) you should be able to just insert the bottom of the
column with the steering wheel in the right-side-up position and then
tentatively hang the column into place using the bolts installed
loosely, and then turn the wheel both ways to make sure it's right.
Aye. There's the rub. (Shakespeare anyone?) The wheel is...er...was
cut hard to the left as the car sits right now disassembled. This
unique parking method keeps the PS fluid from leaking out :-) $400
wonder car! Now what?
And as for the coulumn/yoke having only one mateable alignment...I
don't remember. Still ramping up to the final install. Though the
hard part is done...plunking down a hundy to buy a used column!
James Goforth wrote:
Methinks me smell analysis paralysis. I'd say it's time to do what you
suggested earlier yourself, and just go get underneath that car. Touch,
feel, turn, yank, push, reefe, and if necessary - heat with a torch until
proper consistency. You can spend - no... you are spending too long
asking too many questions. Get underneath that car and figure it out.
You'll do it. Ya just gotta try.
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