Onvehicle Inspection

1. CHECK THAT STEERING WHEEL FREEPLAY IS CORRECT

With the vehicle stopped and pointed straight ahead, rock the steering wheel gently back and forth with light finger pressure. Freeplay should not exceed the maximum limit

If incorrect, repair as required.

2. CHECK STEERING LINKAGE AND GEAR HOUSING

(a) Check the steering linkage for looseness or damage. Check that:

• Tie rod ends do not have excessive play.

• Boot clamps are not loose.

(b) Check the gear housing for grease leakage or oozing.

STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY WITH TILT STEERING

REMOVAL OF STEERING COLUMN

Steering Wheel

Wheel Pad

Combination Switch

Column Cover

Column Tube and Shaft

Intermediate Shaft

Column Cover kg-cm <ft lb. N-m)J : Specified torque

REMOVE NEGATIVE CABLE FROM BATTERY

REMOVE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT

(a) Remove the two set bolts.

(b) Remove the rack housing side first.

(c) Remove the column side.

REMOVE STEERING WHEEL

(a) Remove the screw at the lower portion of the steering wheel pad and pull the pad out upward.

(b) Remove the steering wheel nut.

(c) Using SST, remove the steering wheel. SST 09609-20011

REMOVE INSTRUMENT LOWER PANEL AND AIR DUCT

REMOVE COLUMN COVER AND COMBINATION SWITCH

6. REMOVE TWO MOUNTING BOLTS FROM COLUMN HOLE COVER PLATE

7. REMOVE TWO COLUMN BRACKET MOUNTING NUTS

8. PULL OUT COLUMN TUBE AND SHAFT

Turn the column tube as shown and pull out the shaft.

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