STEERING WHEEL & HORN REMOVAL
1988 Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Horn & Steering Wheel Removal
* PLEASE READ THIS FIRST *
NOTE: For removal and installation procedures of column mounted switches, see STEERING COLUMN SWITCHES article in the STEERING section.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Removal & Installation
negative battery cable. Place wheels in
straight-ahead position. On models with standard steering wheel,
remove horn button retaining screws from rear of steering wheel.
models with sport steering wheel, remove horn button by
pulling button upward. On all models, remove horn internal components.
Place components in order of removal. To install, reverse removal
CAUTION: Some steering wheel shaft nuts have metric threads. Metric threads have an identification groove cut perpendicular to steering wheel splines. Standard threads do not have groove.
Removal & Installation (Grand Wagoneer)
horn button. Disconnect horn wire at steering wheel
switch. Unseat horn wire and spring retainer at the canceling cam
yoke. Remove wire, retainer and spring as an assembly.
vehicles with sport steering wheel, remove receiver
bushing retaining screws. Remove bushing, horn button receiver and
contact plate. On all models, remove steering wheel retaining nut.
steering wheel and shaft for reassembly reference.
Using Steering Wheel Puller (J-21232), remove steering wheel. To
install, reverse removal procedure. Align marks made during removal.
Removal & Installation (All Others)
Remove horn button. Remove steering wheel retaining nut. Mark steering wheel and shaft for reassembly reference. Using Steering Wheel Puller (J-21232), remove steering wheel. To install, reverse removal procedure. Align reference marks.
Refer to TROUBLE SHOOTING - BASIC PROCEDURES article in the GENERAL TROUBLE SHOOTING section.
TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS TABLE
Application Ft. Lbs. (N.m)
Steering Wheel Retaining Nut
Grand Wagoneer & Pickup 30 (41)
All Others 25 (34)