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Old 01-02-2013, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Been a while since I've worked on the (66) Mustang, but I need to get some paint down soon. I need to remove the steering gear box from the engine bay.

I've removed the steering wheel, and all the nuts and springs and all that. I pulled out the conical washer which supposedly holds the column in there and tried pulling it off, but it won't budge. The brackets holding the column to the dash and firewall are gone.

I'm not sure what else to do... according to all the help online and service manuals, it should pull free.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The rubber grommet is probably stuck. Disconnect the wiring, and pull harder.
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Which rubber grommet?

Is there anything down towards the gearbox that needs to be separated?

Should have also mentioned, I unplugged the wiring.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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At the bottom of the shift tube next to the gearbox. Give the shift tube a good twist while pulling. Looks like this ... http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/ite...sp?T1=53564+01

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