Re: saginaw tilt wheel -how to rebuild
Information for 86 CJ7
Remove steering column as previously outlined. Remove mount bracket from column. Attach Holding Fixture (J-23074) to mount bolt holes. Secure column in vise by clamping on holding fixture.
Remove steering wheel. Remove gearshift lever retaining pin and remove lever (if equipped). Remove lock plate cover. Remove tilt and turn signal levers. Remove hazard warning knob by pressing in and turning counterclockwise.
Compress lock plate using Lock Plate Compressor (J-23653-A for American threaded steering shaft nut; J-23653-4 for metric threaded nut). Remove snap ring from groove in steering shaft. Remove tool and discard snap ring.
Remove lock plate, canceling cam and upper bearing preload spring. Disconnect turn signal switch harness at lower end of column. Remove wire harness protector from column. Wrap tape around harness to prevent snagging on removal.
Remove turn signal switch attaching screws and remove switch and harness. Pull switch straight up out of column. Insert ignition key in lock cylinder and turn key to on. Compress lock cylinder retaining tab with small screwdriver and remove cylinder.
NOTE: Retaining tab is accessible through slot next to turn signal switch mounting boss. If tab is not visible, remove any casting flashing that may be in slot.
Remove cover retaining screws and remove cover. Remove upper bearing race and bearing seat from steering shaft. Reinstall tilt lever and place column in fully upward position.
Remove tilt spring, guide and retainer with screwdriver. Press retainer inward and turn counterclockwise until retainer tabs align with housing lugs.
Place housing in center position. Remove housing pivot pins using Pin Remover (J-21854-1) See Fig. 10. Raise tilt lever to disengage lock shoes and remove housing. Pull housing upward to disengage shoes, and turn housing to one side to separate lock rack from remote rod.
Remove tilt lever and shield from housing. Remove lock sector spring retaining screw and spring. Rotate spring clockwise to remove.
Remove lock sector retaining ring, lock sector and sector shaft. Tap shaft through sector and out of housing with a hammer and punch. See Fig. 16.
Fig. 16: Removing Lock Sector and Sector Shaft Remove shaft from sector with a hammer and punch.
Remove lock bolt, lock rack, rack preload spring, shim and remote rod from housing. Insert wedge between lock shoes and housing to relieve spring tension on tilt and lock shoe pins.
Remove tilt lever pin from housing with pin punch. Remove lock shoe pin from housing with pin punch, and remove lock shoes, springs and wedge.
Remove upper and lower housing bearings and races, if damaged or worn. If removed, discard and replace with new races and bearings. Disconnect steering shaft at coupling.
Remove steering shaft though upper end of column. Remove support attaching bolt and remove support. Remove retainer plate. Tip upper end of plate rearward and turn plate counterclockwise to remove.
Remove shroud using twisting-pulling motion. Remove key release lever and lever spring from shroud. Tip lever forward and lift upward to remove.
Disconnect ignition switch wire harness connector and remove switch. Remove snap ring, retainer and bearing assembly from lower end of column.
Coat all friction surfaces with multipurpose grease before reassembly. Install bearing assembly, bearing retainer and snap ring in lower end of column.
Install key release lever spring on lever and install assembled lever and spring in shroud. Align and install shroud on column jacket.
Install retainer plate by tipping plate to 12 o'clock position and sliding it under jacket opening. Align column jacket "V" notch with notch on support and install support in column. Press key release lever down while pressing support into position.
Install support attaching screws finger tight, then tighten alternately. Tighten to 60 INCH lbs. (81 N.m). Install remote rod in support by guiding rod through upper end of shroud and into rod slot in support.
Install steering shaft in column. Install bearings (if removed). Install lock shoe, springs and lock shoe pin in housing. Use .18" (4.6 mm) diameter rod to align lock shoes and pin.
Install release lever, lever spring and lever pin in housing. Insert wedges between housing and lever to relieve spring tension. Install sector shaft in housing. Lightly tap shaft into housing using a punch.
Install lock sector on shaft. Lightly tap sector onto shaft until shaft snap ring groove is exposed. Install sector snap ring. Install lock bolt in housing and engage bolt in lock sector cam surface.
Install lock rack, rack preload spring and shim in housing. Square block tooth of rack must engage square block tooth of sector. Install lock spring and retaining screw. Tighten screw to 35 INCH lbs. (4 N.m).
Align and install assembled housing on support. Hold lock shoes in disengaged position to ease housing installation. Align pivot pin holes in housing and support and install pivot pins.
When started in holes, seal pins fully using a hammer and punch. Press housing downward when first installing pins to avoid damage to pin holes.
Insert tilt lever in housing and position housing in fully upward tilt position. Lubricate tilt guide and spring and install tilt spring on guide. Insert assembled tilt spring and guide in housing and install guide retainer on spring.
Install tilt lever shield. Remove tilt lever. Install cover on housing. Install turn signal switch. Guide switch harness and connector through column and into housing. Do not install switch attaching screws at this time.
Install hazard warning switch knob in turn signal switch and align and install switch attaching screws. Ensure turn signal switch is properly aligned before tightening screws. Pull out on hazard warning knob.
Install upper bearing race and seat in housing. Install upper bearing preload spring, canceling cam and lock plate.
Install new steering shaft snap ring on Compressor (J-23653-A for American threaded steering shaft nut; J-23653-4 for metric threaded nut) and install tool on steering shaft. Compress lock plate and seat snap ring. Remove tool.
Install tilt and turn signal levers. Install shift lever and retaining pin. Install ignition lock cylinder. Hold cylinder sleeve, turn knob clockwise against stop, align cylinder tab with housing keyway and install cylinder in housing.
Turn cylinder knob counterclockwise until cylinder mates with lock sector and push cylinder in until retainer snaps into position. Insert key in cylinder and turn cylinder to "OFF" position. Install ignition switch.
Move switch to "ACC" position then back off 2 clicks to "OFF" position. Remote rod hole should be almost on center.
Insert remote rod into hole and install switch on column jacket. Move switch down to eliminate lash and tighten attaching screws. Tighten screws to 35 INCH lbs. (4 N.m).
Place switch harness protectors over harness and snap into position. Install lock plate cover. Install steering wheel. Tighten steering wheel nut to 25 ft. lbs. (34 N.m). Install column in vehicle.