Steering System Precaution

» Care must be taken to replace parts properly because they could affect the performance of the steering system and result in a driving hazard.

The CEtICA is equipped with an SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) such as the driver air-bag and front passenger airbag. Failure to carry out service operation in the correct sequence could cause the SRS to unexpectedly deploy during servicing, possibly leading to a serious accident. Before servicing (including removal or installation of parts, inspection or replacement), be sure to read the precautionary notices in the RS section.

TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE

Use the table below to help you find the cause of the problem. The numbers indicate the priority of the likely cause of the problem. Check each part in the order shown. If necessary, repair or replace these parts.

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Suspect Area

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1. Tires (Improperly inflated)

SA-2

2. Power steering fluid level (Low)

SR-5

3. Orivo belt (Loose)

SR-3

4. Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)

SA—4

Hard steering

5. Steering system joints (Worn)

-

6. Suspension arm ball joints (Worn)

SA- 48

7. Steering column (Binding)

-

8. Power steering vane pump

SR-2?.

9. Power steering gear

SR-33

1 Tires (Improperly inflated)

SA-2

Poor relurn

2. Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)

SA-4

3. Steering column (Binding)

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4. Power steering gear

SR-33

1. Steering system joinls (Worn)

-

2. Suspension arm ball joints (Worn)

SA-48

Excessive play

3. Intermediate shall, Sliding yoke (Worn)

-

4. Front wheel bearing (Worn)

SA-12

5. Rower steering gear

SR-33

1. Power steering fluid levef (Low)

SR-S

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2. Steering system joints (Worn)

-

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3. Power steering vane pump

SR-22

4 Power sleering gear

SR-33

DRIVE BELT INSPECTION

INSPECT DRIVE BELT

Visually check the drive belt for excessive wear, frayed cords, etc.

If any defect has been found, replace the drive belt. HINT:

♦ Cracks on the rib side of a belt are considered acceptable. If the missing chunks from the ribs are found on the drive belt, it should be replaced.

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After installing a drive belt, check that it fits properly in the ribbed grooves.

Check with your hand to confirm that the drive belt has not slipped out of the groove on the bottom of the pulley.

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