If the position of the front wheels corresponds to a straight-line movement, and the steering wheel spokes are not horizontal, this indicates a violation of the adjusting angles of the wheels, the presence of defects in the steering or suspension

Removing the steering column

Disconnect the battery with the ground switch.

For the convenience of subsequent assembly, we set the front wheels to the position of rectilinear movement.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Having prying with a screwdriver, remove the decorative overlay.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

While holding the steering wheel from turning, unscrew the nut with the “24” head.

We pull the steering wheel off the shaft splines with a special puller.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

If there is no puller, then leave the nut on the thread flush with the end of the threaded part of the shaft.

With our knees we press the rim from below and with hammer blows on the end of the shaft through the brass mandrel we knock the steering wheel off the splines

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Finally unscrewing the nut, remove the steering wheel from the shaft

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Use a slotted screwdriver to unscrew the two screws that tighten the steering column covers

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Remove the top cover

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

We move the steering column to its highest position.

Reject the upper edge of the casing towards us until its lock comes out of the column slot.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Remove the casing by moving it up.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

The steering column can be removed from the vehicle separately by detaching the shaft cross from the steering column.

To do this, you have to knock the wedge out of the fork while hanging, which is inconvenient.

Therefore, we recommend removing the column with the cardan shaft assembly.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

In the engine compartment, use pliers to remove the cotter pin from the wedge hole.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Use the “13” key to unscrew the nut, leave it on the thread flush with the end of the wedge

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

We knock out the wedge with a hammer through the brass mandrel and finally unscrew the nut

Removing, adjusting the steering column Gazelle

Removing the wedge

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Remove the yoke from the steering shaft

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

We push out the spring retainers of the shaft seal.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

With a “12” head, we unscrew the four bolts of the steering column

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Remove it assembled with the cardan shaft.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Remove the yoke from the steering column shaft (similar to removing the yoke from the steering shaft)

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Disconnect the driveshaft assembly from the steering column.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Remove the ignition switch from the steering column.

Holding the bolt with the “12” key, unscrew the nut with the “13” key.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Remove the bolt and bushing.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Having unscrewed the second mounting bolt (it is without a sleeve), remove the steering column bracket.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

We assemble and install the removed parts in the reverse order.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

The lower casing is attached: with an L-shaped protrusion for the steering column bolt, and with a flat protrusion for the steering column slot

In the straight-ahead position, we place the steering wheel on the splines of the steering shaft, making sure that the wheels do not turn to the side.

Steering column adjustment

The position of the steering column can be changed in height and angle.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

Raise the handle of the steering column lock up.

Set the steering wheel to the desired position and lower the handle all the way down.

If the latch is loose and no longer holds the column in the desired position, remove the column covers.

Removing, adjusting the Gazelle steering column

We loosen the locknut with two “13” wrenches, tighten the nut of the locking handle bolt.

After making sure that the latch is working properly, tighten the locknut and put the casings in place.