Sunday, March 11, 2012

How to replace Steering Wheel on 2007 Ford Taurus?


The instructions are similar for 2006 and 2007 ford Taurus Car models.


The details to replace steering wheel are as follows:----
Removal & Installation:

CAUTION
The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before performing service around SIR system components or SIR system wiring. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.


NOTE
Before proceeding, make sure a new steering wheel retaining bolt is available as the bolt removed must not be reused.

  1. Make sure the front wheels are in the straight-ahead position.
  2. If equipped, properly disarm the SIR (air bag) system.
  3. Remove the steering wheel spoke covers, if equipped.
  4. Remove the air bag module retaining nuts or bolts. Lift the air bag module from the steering wheel and detach the air bag wiring connector from the air bag module. Remove the air bag module from the steering wheel and properly place aside.
    CAUTION
    When carrying a live air bag, make sure the air bag and trim cover are pointed away from the body. In the unlikely event of an accidental deployment, the bag will then deploy with minimal chance if injury. When placing a live air bag on a bench or other surface, always face the bag and trim cover up, away from the surface. This will reduce the motion of the module if it is accidentally deployed.
  5. Detach the cruise control wiring connector from the steering wheel. Remove and discard the steering wheel retaining bolt.
  6. Install Steering Wheel Puller T67L-3600-A, or equivalent and remove the steering wheel. Route the contact assembly wiring harness through the steering wheel as the wheel is lifted off the shaft. 

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    Fig. Remove the access covers for the air bag module retaining bolts


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    Fig. Remove the air bag retaining bolts and . . .


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    Fig. . . . carefully remove the air bag from the steering wheel to access the wiring connectors


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    Fig. Detach the connectors . . .


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    Fig. . . . from the air bag module


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    Fig. Remove the center bolt from the steering wheel


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    Fig. Install a suitable puller and tighten the forcing screw to . . .


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    Fig. . . . remove the steering wheel
To install:
  1. Make sure the vehicle's front wheels are in the straight-ahead position. Route the contact assembly wire harness through the steering wheel opening at the 3 o'clock position and install the steering wheel on the shaft. The steering wheel and shaft alignment marks should be aligned.
  2. Install a new steering wheel retaining bolt and tighten to 25-34 ft. lbs. (34-46 Nm).
  3. Attach the cruise control wiring harness to the steering wheel and snap the connector assembly into the steering wheel clip.
  4. Attach the air bag wiring connector to the air bag module, install the air bag module to the steering wheel. Install and tighten the 2 bolts to 89-124 inch lbs. (10-14 Nm).
  5. Install the steering wheel spoke covers, if equipped. Connect the battery cables, negative cable last.
  6. Prove out the air bag system by turning the ignition key to the RUN position and visually monitoring the air bag indicator lamp in the instrument cluster. The indicator lamp should illuminate for approximately 6 seconds and then turn OFF. If the indicator lamp does not illuminate, stays ON, or flashes at any time, a fault has been detected by the air bag diagnostic monitor.
  7. Check the steering wheel, horn and steering column for proper operation. Road test the vehicle and check the speed control for proper operation.

This will help.Thanks.

                     

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Car repair guide?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/03/car-repair-guide.html



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