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Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

CAUTION: Spiral cable may be cut if steering wheel turns while separating steering column assembly and steering gear assembly. Be sure to secure steering wheel using string to avoid turning.

  1. Set vehicle to the straight-ahead position.
  2. Place the steering column tilt to the middle selection.
  3. Remove instrument lower panel LH. Refer to IP "Removal and Installation".
  4. Loosen lower joint upper bolt.
  5. Remove lower joint lower bolt and separate lower joint from steering gear assembly.

CAUTION:

  • Place a matching mark on both lower joint and steering gear assembly before removing lower joint.
  • When removing lower joint, do not insert any tool into the yoke groove to pull out the lower joint.

    Replace the lower joint with a new one if damaged.

  1. Remove lower joint from intermediate shaft.
  2. Remove intermediate shaft bolt (steering column side), and remove intermediate shaft from steering column assembly.

CAUTION:

  • Place a matching mark on both intermediate shaft and steering column assembly before removing intermediate shaft.
  • When removing intermediate shaft, do not insert any tool into the yoke groove to pull out the intermediate shaft or damage could occur. Replace intermediate shaft with a new one if damaged.

INSTALLATION

CAUTION: Spiral cable may be cut if steering wheel turns while separating steering column assembly and steering gear assembly. Be sure to secure steering wheel using string to avoid turning.

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

  • Before installation, check that the tilt position is at the middle level.
  • For intermediate shaft bolt, and lower joint bolt direction, refer to ST "Exploded View".
  • To install align the steering gear guide protrusion (A) with the groove of lower joint (1), make sure the bolt is securely seated in groove (B) of steering gear before final tightening.

    CAUTION: If a guide protrusion is not included, align with the matching mark placed at the removal step.

  • When tightening lower joint bolt (steering gear assembly side), temporarily tighten it and make sure there is no sticking or galling before final tightening.

INSTALLATION

  • When connecting intermediate shaft upper side (1) and column shaft, make sure the bolt is securely seated in groove (A) of column shaft before final tightening.
  • Perform inspection after installation. Refer to ST "Inspection".

INSTALLATION

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