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1993 Toyota Corolla Question: how do i safely disassemble the steering column in my '93 corolla?

 

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Anielski, Auburn, CA, May 04, 2009, 23:02
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i need to disassemble the steering column without triggering the air bag or causing any other problems that i'm not aware of and i don't know where to find the information to do this. the goal of this is to see if i can reattach the steering column to the pinion because i messed up when replacing the rack and pinion and now it's looking a little difficult to reallign my steering. does anyone know where i can get the information to fix this problem without having to remove the pinion cover and reallignin the steering wheel so that it is straight when i reallign the steering?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 05, 2009, 19:02
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    It is difficult to recenter the steering pinion, you are supposed to take off the plastic cover at the bottom of the steering column at the firewall. Its going to be the right way to do it, open the universal joints center the steering ect... rather than trying to just change the splines on the steering column.
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