You may need to remove your Jeep Cherokee's steering wheel to repair or replace it. Removing the steering wheel takes about a half hour. The Jeep Cherokee steering wheel is held on by a centre bolt that can be removed with the use of a steering wheel puller. You can remove the steering wheel yourself, saving time and money.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Open-end wrench
- Nut driver
- Socket wrench set
- Steering wheel puller
Remove the negative battery cable from the battery post with an open-end wrench.
Remove the bolts on the back of the upper steering wheel arm with a nut driver. Remove the cover from the middle of the steering wheel and unfasten the two electrical wires behind the cover by hand.
Set the cover aside. Remove the nut in the centre of the steering column with a socket wrench; set it aside.
Place the steering wheel puller over the centre of the steering wheel and thread the two outer side bolts through the threaded holes in the steering wheel. Screw the centre puller bolt by hand into the bolt that holds the steering wheel in place. Turn the puller bolt until the steering wheel comes loose.
Remove the steering wheel from the steering column.
Tips and warnings
- Never attempt to remove the Jeep Cherokee steering wheel while the negative battery cable is still attached.
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