4-143. STEERING COLUMN MAINTENANCE (Continued.)
Install plastic spacers onto the flexible
coupling alignment pins.
Install the lower end of the steering column
through the dash opening.
Lower the steering shaft flange onto the
flexible coupling (3).
Install the flange to coupling washers and
Torque the nuts to 20 ft-lbs (27 N-m).
Install the screws (10) and bracket (12)
loosely. Tighten screws and nuts finger
Install clamp (5) and nuts (4).
Torque nuts (4) to 18 ft-lbs (24 N.m).
Torque screws (10) and nuts (11) to 22 ft-lbs
Install seal (9) and covers (7 and 8) to the
Install screws (5).
Remove the plastic spacers from the
flexible coupling pins.
Measure the pot point operating angle. The
angle must not exceed 12 degrees.