Cadillac Catera 1997 Steering Column Replacement

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NOTICE: The front wheels of the vehicle must be maintained in the straight ahead position and the steering column must be in the LOCK position before disconnecting the steering column or intermediate shaft. Failure to follow these procedures will cause improper alignment of some components during installation and result in damage to the SIR coil assembly. NOTICE: Once the steering column is removed from the vehicle, the column is extremely susceptible to damage. Dropping the column assembly on its end could collapse the steering shaft or loosen the plastic injections that maintain column rigidity. Leaning on the column assembly could cause the jacket to bend or deform. Any of the above damage could impair the columns collapsible design. If it is necessary to remove the steering wheel. Under no condition should the end of the shaft be hammered on, as hammering could loosen the plastic injections which maintain column rigidity. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Disable Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system. Remove the steering wheel. Remove the SIR coil. Remove the ignition lock cylinder. Disconnect the theft deterrent immobilizer connector. Remove the immobilizer. Remove the ignition switch. Remove the windshield washer switch.