Since it regularly comes up I felt it was time to do a write-up on how to rebuild the steering coupler. In my opinion the column needs to be removed from the car to properly rebuild the coupler. For the purpose of this demonstration I'm working with a bare shaft as that is what I had available. Contents of the rebuild kit, the pin on the steering shave is good so I'm not replacing that (and this column isn't being used), not sure what the tiny pin is for and the roll pin is the one used in installing the column in the car. This assembly was still intact and took a little effort to pop the cover off. Once off I slid the shaft out and noted the orientation of the pieces, they were correct. Take a picture to remind you how they go. The grease in this one was bad and caked in gunk. Both the shaft and the coupler were cleaned with brake cleaner. Now this is where the fun starts, as it comes out of the package the tabs on the cover are bent in the wrong direction. Using needle nose and lineman pliers all the tabs are bent the other way. About halfway down and to about a 45^ angle.