NOTICE: When disconnecting the universal joint during removal of the gear housing, remove the steering wheel and perform centering of the spiral cable. (See page AB-15)
If the operation is performed without removing the steering wheel, use the procedure below to make sure the steering wheel is firmly fixed in position and cannot turn.
1. DISCONNECT UNIVERSAL JOINT
(a) Position the front wheels facing straight ahead.
(t>> Using the seat belt of the driver's seat, fix the steering wheel so that it does not turn.
(c) Place matchmarks on the universal joint and control valve shaft.
(d) Remove the universal joint bolt of the control valve shaft side.
(e) Loosen the universal joint bolt of the main shaft side. Cf> Pull out the universal joint from the control valve shaft.
2. DISCONNECT TIE ROD ENDS
(a) Remove the two cotter pins and nuts.
(b) Jack up the lower 8rm and using SST, disconnect the two tie rod ends.
DISCONNECT AND CONNECT RETURN LINE
Using SST, disconnect and connect the return line.
4. CONNECT UNIVERSAL JOINT
(a) Set the gear housing so that it matches the dimension shown below, with the gear housing at the center point.
HINT: The dimension of the tie rod end is a reference value, so always adjust the toe-in before tightening the lock nut.
(b) Align matchmarks on the universal joint and control valve shaft and connect them.
If the steering wheel has been removed, or the steering wheel may have moved during the operation, always perform centering of the spiral cable. (See page AB-16)
6. CHECK STEERING WHEEL CENTER POINT
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