Originally Posted by Lt46
Bill, my 97 Winnebago's speed control in intermittent as well. Servicing the brushes et al seems reasonable. My question; are there any special tools required to pull the steering wheel? IE Wheel puller or will brute strength get the job done? Is pulling it as simple as undoing the screws and tugging up on the wheel? I'm assuming a keyway for lining up the wheel to shaft is present so that the reinstall goes smoothly? Any advice, warnings or watch out for's you can offer would be appreciated.
The book says to use:
OTC 211-014 Ford Steering Wheel Remover T67L-3600-A
But sometimes you can put your legs under the wheel and pull up while taping on the shaft with the nut still on but loose. Do not tap on the shaft itself.
You would also have to mark a point between the shaft and the wheel to put it back on in the same place. Some have a punch mark or a alignment marks for this.
Sometimes the wheel will only go back on in one position.
Here is what the Ford shop manual says:
Steering Wheel Without Air Bag
1. Center front wheels (1007) to the straight-ahead position.
2. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
3. Unsnap the steering wheel pad horn switch (13A805) from the steering wheel (3600) by grasping the sides of the steering wheel pad horn switch and pulling toward yourself.
4. Disconnect the horn/speed control wire harness connector from the air bag sliding contact (14A664), and remove steering wheel pad horn switch from steering wheel.
5. Remove steering wheel retaining bolt.
6. Install Steering Wheel Puller T67L-3600-A, and remove steering wheel.
1. Make sure front wheels are in the straight-ahead position.
2. Position steering wheel on steering shaft so the alignment marks are aligned.
3. Install new steering wheel retaining bolt and tighten to 31-45 N-m (23-33 lb-ft).
4. Connect steering wheel pad horn switch horn/speed control wire harness to air bag sliding contact connector.
5. Position steering wheel pad horn switch over steering wheel and snap into place.
6. Note: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more for the powertrain control module to relearn the strategy.
Reconnect the battery ground cable.
The pad with the horn and speed control buttons: