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A very nice '88 (except for the smashed in front end) just showed up in one of my local pick n pulls. Today I got a front abs sensor, hood ornament and some other stuff.  The rear taillight lens also appears to be ok but I already have three in my basement.  The interior is in very good condition and is the same dark blue as my '90.  I'm going back Wednesday to pull seats (driver's 16-way), interior panels and probably some dash stuff if I have time.  I'd like to pull the steering wheel.  I'm used to working on my '90.  Would someone please tell me how to remove the center cap and wheel from an '88.  

Thanks,

S.

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Pretty straight forward. Grab the cap with your finger tips under the edges and lift off to a distance of 2-3". Turn over and remove the horn spring by pushing down the lead into the column slightly and turning. When you feel that it is loose pull back and the cap is now free. Take a straight blade screwdriver and pry off the horse shoe clip. Then take a socket [don't remember the size but at least 3/4"]  and remove the nut. Then using a steering wheel puller remove the wheel. Or what I have done is take along a hammer and with my left arm under the wheel cross ways and pulling up I leave the nut on to the top of the column and then whack the steering column. After a few hits the wheel usually comes loose.

 BTW I sent you a Private Message some time ago about parts, do you have an answer for me? I could also use some otrher parts as well. 

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Dave,

Thanks for the info.  I was concerned about removing the center cap and breaking something.  in the '90-'91 trying to remove the horn buttons from above will break them.  I apologize for not responding to your PM.  I will send you one tonight.

 

and..

 

Barney,

Will do.

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3 hours ago, Retired w/Reatta said:

A very nice '88 (except for the smashed in front end) just showed up in one of my local pick n pulls. Today I got a front abs sensor, hood ornament and some other stuff.  The rear taillight lens also appears to be ok but I already have three in my basement.  The interior is in very good condition and is the same dark blue as my '90.  I'm going back Wednesday to pull seats (driver's 16-way), interior panels and probably some dash stuff if I have time.  I'd like to pull the steering wheel.  I'm used to working on my '90.  Would someone please tell me how to remove the center cap and wheel from an '88.  

Thanks,

S.

Hi! You said you had some rear tail lights in your basement. Are they in good shape, as in clear and with no cracks? If so I'd be willing to buy one from you! Thanks :)

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Imperial62,

My lots also pull all the wheels.  Drives me crazy.  Sometimes if I'm lucky I'll find some hubcaps in the trunk.

 

handmedownreatta,

This car got hit on the passenger side/front.  That door is toast.

 

2reattas,

Is it the push button set-up you want or the inside latch on the door.

 

I'm gonna try to get back there tomorrow.

 

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