Steering Wheel

Steering Wheel

 

This is a diagram showing steering column components.

Steering Wheel Assembly

Steering Wheel Assembly

The disassembly procedure I followed is outlined below:

First I removed four slotted set screws from behind the steering wheel this enables the horn ring cover to be removed along with the horn push and return spring.

Horn Ring Assembly

Horn Ring Assembly

The horn ring assembly is held in place by three small nylock nuts (#6?) on studs. These nuts were removed and behind each nut was a nylon shouldered washer. The horn ring assembly is spring loaded so when the third nut is removed one needs to be careful not to lose the springs behind the assembly. After the three nuts and washers are loosened the horn ring can be lifted away.

Horn Assembly Springs on Studs

Horn Assembly Springs on Studs

This reveals springs on two of the studs and a mounting plate held in place by three cheesehead machine screws. The springs were set aside and the three screws and slit washers were removed allowing the subsequent removal of the mounting plate with its three studs.

Horn Assembly Mounting Plate

Horn Assembly Mounting Plate

This revealed the horn button wire which contains the contact button, a spring, a small flat washer and a circlip holding the assembly together. a tubular black insulation piece is behind the wire assembly and slips into the shaft. It is NOT necessary to disassemble this horn contact wire in order to remove the steering wheel.

Horn Electrical Contact Wire, Retaining Clip, Washer and Spring

Horn Electrical Contact Wire, Retaining Clip, Washer and Spring

Also revealed was a locking Palnut on the steering shaft that was removed with a  15/16″ socket.

Steering Palnut on Shaft

Steering Palnut on Shaft

Steering Palnut Removed

Steering Palnut Removed

After removing the Palnut, the nut and special washer securing the steering wheel to the inner column shaft can be seen and removed. A 1  1/16″ socket was used.  The steering wheel could be then be removed from the shaft.

Steering Shaft Nut with Special flat washer

Steering Shaft Nut with Special flat washer

Steering Shaft Cone for Seating the steering wheel on the Shaft

Steering Shaft Cone for Seating the steering wheel on the Shaft

Care must be taken to not lose the two-piece split cone that seats the steering wheel on the shaft. These are revealed following removal of the steering wheel.

4 Responses to “Steering Wheel”

  1. Mick Nordquist says:

    Beautiful wheel,Lin. There is such a thing as a “cheesenut”?! Never heard of a “Palnut” either. The Nylock nut I know about, but how in the world did you learn the names of so many screws and nuts?

    • valv8988 says:

      Thanks! Hah, actually the “cheesehead” screw and fillister head screws are about the same thing I believe. It has a raised flat head. Just google either name for a photo. Was not familiar with the “Palnut” either. It is the name I took from the Jaguar parts manual. Always great to hear from you!
      Lin

  2. Kjell Johansson says:

    Congratulations (a bit late)
    Having a wife with that attitude towards ones projects must make things easier.

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