STEERING GEAR REMOVAL

PROCEDURE


  1. PLACE FRONT WHEELS FACING STRAIGHT AHEAD

  2. SECURE STEERING WHEEL


    1. A004RB4

      Secure the steering wheel with the seat belt in order to prevent rotation.

      Tech Tips

      This operation is useful to prevent damage to the spiral cable.

  3. REMOVE COLUMN HOLE COVER SILENCER SHEET

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  4. DISCONNECT NO. 2 STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT ASSEMBLY

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  5. DISCONNECT NO. 1 STEERING COLUMN HOLE COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. A004SM0E02
      Text in Illustration
      *1 Lip
      *2 Clip B
      *3 Clip A
      *4 Lip

      Remove clip A and the No. 1 steering column hole cover and detach clip B from the body.

      Note

      Do not damage clip A or B.

  6. REMOVE FRONT WHEELS

  7. REMOVE FRONT LOWER BUMPER ABSORBER

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  8. REMOVE NO. 1 ENGINE UNDER COVER

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  9. REMOVE NO. 2 ENGINE UNDER COVER

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  10. REMOVE CENTER NO. 4 ENGINE UNDER COVER

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  11. REMOVE REAR ENGINE UNDER COVER LH

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  12. REMOVE REAR ENGINE UNDER COVER RH

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  13. REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSION MEMBER REINFORCEMENT LH

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  14. REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSION MEMBER REINFORCEMENT RH

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  15. DISCONNECT FRONT NO. 1 LOWER SUSPENSION ARM SUB-ASSEMBLY LH

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  16. DISCONNECT FRONT NO. 1 LOWER SUSPENSION ARM SUB-ASSEMBLY RH

    Tech Tips

    Use the same procedures described for the LH side.

  17. DISCONNECT FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY LH

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  18. DISCONNECT FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY RH

    Tech Tips

    Use the same procedures described for the LH side.

  19. DISCONNECT TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY LH


    1. Remove the cotter pin and nut.

    2. A004S2XE02

      Install SST to the tie rod end.

      SST
      09960-20010   ( 09961-02060 )

      Note

      Make sure that the top of SST aligns with the top of the tie rod end.

    3. Using SST, separate the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.

      SST
      09960-20010   ( 09961-02010 )
      A004PJZE10
      Text in Illustration
      *1 Body *2 Claw
      *3 Nut - -
      *a String *b 1 mm (0.0397 in.)
      *c Molybdenum Grease Application Area *d Place the wrench here

      CAUTION:

      Apply grease to the bolt threads and the tip of SST.

      Note


      • Be sure to tighten the string firmly to secure SST to the steering knuckle to prevent SST from falling off.

      • Install SST with the center nut so that A and B are parallel. Otherwise, the dust cover may be damaged.

      • Be sure to place the wrench on the part indicated in the illustration.

      • Do not damage the front disc brake dust cover.

      • Do not damage the ball joint dust cover.

      • Do not damage the steering knuckle.

  20. DISCONNECT TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY RH

    Tech Tips

    Use the same procedures described for the LH side.

  21. REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSION MEMBER REAR BRACE LH

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  22. REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSION MEMBER REAR BRACE RH

    Tech Tips

    Use the same procedures described for the LH side.

  23. REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSION CROSSMEMBER SUB-ASSEMBLY

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  24. REMOVE NO. 1 STEERING COLUMN HOLE COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. Remove the No. 1 steering column hole cover from the steering link.

  25. REMOVE STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT


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      Text in Illustration
      *1 Matchmark

      Place matchmarks on the steering intermediate shaft and steering link.

    2. Remove the bolt and steering intermediate shaft from the steering link.

  26. REMOVE STEERING LINK ASSEMBLY


    1. A004QPB

      Remove the 2 bolts, 2 nuts and steering link from the front suspension crossmember.

      Note

      Because the nut has its own stopper, do not turn the nut. Loosen the bolt with the nut fixed in place.

  27. SECURE STEERING LINK ASSEMBLY


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      Text in Illustration
      *1 Protective tape

      Using SST, secure the steering link between aluminum plates in a vise.

      SST
      09612-00012

      Tech Tips

      Tape SST before use.

  28. REMOVE TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY LH


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      Text in Illustration
      *1 Matchmark

      Put matchmarks on the tie rod end LH and steering gear.

    2. Remove the tie rod end and lock nut.

  29. REMOVE TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY RH

    Tech Tips

    Use the same procedures described for the LH side.