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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Steering Wheel and Column Description and Operation

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Chassis / Steering / Steering Wheel and Column / Steering Wheel and Column Description and Operation

The steering wheel and column have the following 4 primary functions:

Vehicle Steering

The steering wheel is the first link between the driver and the vehicle. The steering wheel is fastened to a steering shaft within the steering column. At the lower end of the steering column, the intermediate steering shaft connects the steering column to the steering gear.

Vehicle Security

The steering wheel and column may have theft deterrent components mounted and designed into the steering column.

Driver Convenience

The steering wheel and column may have driver controls attached for convenience and comfort.

Driver Safety

The steering column has safety features to protect the driver.

Energy-Absorbing Steering Column

The energy-absorbing steering column compresses in the event of a front-end collision, which reduces the chance of injury to the driver. The energy-absorbing feature, collapsible steering shaft, and break away mounting features help reduce the injury in the event of an accident.

Steering Wheel Straight and Column Locked Caution
Caution: With wheels of the vehicle facing straight ahead, secure the steering wheel utilizing steering column anti-rotation pin, steering column lock, or a strap to prevent rotation. Locking ...

Turn Signal Multifunction Switch Replacement
.. Turn Signal Multifunction Switch Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the upper trim cover and the ...

Other materials:

Antilock Brake System (ABS)
This vehicle has ABS, an advanced electronic braking system that helps prevent a braking skid. When the vehicle begins to drive away, ABS checks itself. A momentary motor or clicking noise might be heard while this test is going on, and it might even be noticed that the brake pedal moves a lit ...

Instrument Panel Tie Bar Replacement
Removal Procedure Remove the Instrument panel assembly. Refer to Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement. Remove the steering column and wheel from the vehicle. Refer to Steering Column Replacement. Remove the air inlet grill panel. Refer to Air Inlet Grille Panel Replacem ...

Transmission Adaptive Functions
The 6T30/40/45/50 transmission utilizes a line pressure control system during upshifts to compensate for the normal wear of transmission components. As the apply components within the transmission wear or change over time, shift time (the time required to apply a clutch) increase or decreases. ...

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