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I removed the steering column when I pulled the dash down to fix some electrical problems. I had trashed the rag joint in the process so I got a new one. When I put everything back together the steering wheel is now upside down (the three spokes are on top). The rag joint is idiot proof so it only goes on one way on the steering box and the shaft is the same way(2 diff. size bolts). My question is can I pull the sterring wheel and spin it so the spokes on on the bottom? I did nothing with the sterring box to take it off center.(it's a 67)
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No you cant turn wheel to diferant place on colum ,, the horn assembly wont alllow this and I believe the turn signal assembly does not allow it either ,, if your wheel was correct when you started this repair and is wrong now then you HAD to have done somthing wrong ,, you just need to take it back apart and start over

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Ok the rag joint only goes on one way and the bolts that hook the steering shaft to the rag joint are two different sizes could i move the bolts so the steering shaft would go in the right way making the steering wheel sit right?

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Center your steering, front tires straight ahead. Release the columb from the rag joint. Turn your wheel spokes on the bottom,your rag joint should bolt up.

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Are you guys sure you can't just pull the wheel off and put it where you want? I know I couldn't do that in my 69 Camaro or anything newer but I can and have done that in my 68 Camaro. Maybe it has something to do with the fact my 68 has the ignition key on the dash and no steering lock when the key is out of the ignition? I don't know but I have done it. I can't picture how due to the horn situation but I may just check later because now I am curious and I know it was as easy as taking it off and putting it back on. If I remember I am checking tonight.
 

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On models after 1968, it is the orientation of the lock plate to the horn ring that goes through the lock plate that keeps you from spinning the wheel 180 degrees. If all you did was replace the rag joint, the only thing that could have changed would be the orientation of the rag joint to the intermediate shaft. As an alternative, it might me easier to flip the pot-joint 180.

[This message has been edited by Alan F (edited 12-20-1999).]
 

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Ok this is what i did to get my steering wheel back right
I just pull the two bolts that hold the steering shaft to the rag joint. I looked before i leaped the two bolt will work in either holes in the rag joint the smaller of the two bolts has the same size shoulder as the bigger one. it worked thanks for all the help


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