Could someone help me with the steps to remove my steering column?
My Mustang is a '67 with the solid shaft from the steering box. I removed the bolts which hold the housing to the dash and have removed the steering wheel. Do I need to remove the turn signal switch and the two bolts below it? If not, what am I missing?
Unbolt it from the dash. Unbolt the 4 bolts that hold it to the firewall. Unbolt the ragjoint that connects it to the steering box. Disconnect all wiring. No need to remove the turn signal switch or the steering wheel.
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You only need to loose the screw that sandwiches the column to the grommet. Once this is loose give it a good pull and it will come out (assuming you unbolted the shaft from the steering gear box). The other screws/bolts simply hold the grommet to the firewall. I went through this last week when I replaced my rag joint.
No need to remove the steering wheel or turn signal cam, just disconnect the multi-prong connector under the dash.
I removed the piece shown from the firewall but mine looks different. Mine is just a flat piece of metal on the firewall. It does not have the bolt which goes above and below the column. In fact, it does not connect to the column at all.
I think there must be something special you must do with an early '67 which has the long shaft coming out of the steering box. Anyone know what I am missing?
On the early 67's, I think you have to remove the steering wheel. The wheel is directly connected to the shaft that runs to the steering box. After that is done, you should be able to pull the column out. To remove the box, you might have to jack up the front of the car and pull it out from underneath. You'll have to remove the 3 bolts that hold the box, the pitman arm, and get the drag links out of the way.
I've taken off the steering wheel, the clamp which holds the column to the dash, and the firewall panel which holds the grommet for the steering column. The column is not connected to anything except the steering box.
There is not a rag joint to disconnect as this is a solid, long shaft design like in the '66 cars.
I do not have the turn signal part or bolts behind it out and don't want to try unless this is necessary. I'm afraid the turn signal mechanism might break.
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