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Old 08-16-2011, 11:53 PM   #1
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Changing Automatic Shifters/Steering Wheel

Hey, so I'm picking up my YJ tomorrow, and my first complaint is the shifter and the steering wheel.



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Are these hard to change out? PO said they're B&M and Hurst shifters.

PO also said the steering column is from a Cherokee, so it has this weird keylock on it where you have to pull a lever to release the key.

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Old 08-17-2011, 03:12 AM   #2
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All YJs have a lever to release the key.

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Old 08-17-2011, 04:08 AM   #3
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all yjs have a lever to release the key.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:29 AM   #4
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Okay. Didn't know that. That's fine. How about the steering wheel and shifted?
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:26 PM   #5
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My 91 YJ has no lever to release the key....and the steering wheel is no problem...start by taking the center piece off, then a couple of small parts underneath that, then the big nut on the steering shaft, then use a wheel puller to pull the wheel off....if you don't have a puller you can rent one or buy one at most parts stores...they're only 15-20 bucks for a cheap one which is all you need if you're just going to use it sparingly....
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Some auto parts places will let you borrow too.. oreillys has a program where you basically pay for it and they give you your money back when you bring the tool back
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Some auto parts places will let you borrow too.. oreillys has a program where you basically pay for it and they give you your money back when you bring the tool back
Yeah, all the auto parts places in my area do that, too.

How do I start to take the wheel off? I'm not sure. Do I just pry the center piece off? (BTW: Center piece is the OEM 'Jeep')

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