Fig. 6—Checking Load on Steering Gear
Reassemble the pitman arm in the proper position on the sector shaft. Replace the
lockwasher and nut, turn
the wheels to the extreme left
position and tighten the pitman arm nut with an 18" wrench.
When making repairs to the
steering gear it is necessary that it be removed from the chassis. To
avoid disturbing the vacuum gearshift
adjustments the steering gear
may be removed by raising the front end of the car and guiding the
steering gear, less the mast
jacket, out at the bottom.
Steering Gear Removal
1. Remove the horn button or ornamental cap
and remove the steering wheel
retaining nut and washer.
2. Using steering wheel puller J-1618, thread
the puller anchor screws into
the threaded holes provided in
the steering wheel hub; turn the center screw down snug against the
centering adapter. Then, using
a hammer, strike the puller
screw head a light, solid blow which will jar the steering wheel
The J-1618 steering wheel puller
has been designed to remove steering
wheels from all 1942 passenger
cars and trucks. All steering wheel hubs are drilled and tapped to
accommodate this puller.
The center to center distance of these holes vary somewhat in the