STEERING GEAR REMOVAL

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

Tech Tips


  • Use the same procedure for RHD and LHD vehicles.

  • The procedure listed below is for LHD vehicles.

PROCEDURE


  1. PLACE FRONT WHEELS FACING STRAIGHT AHEAD

  2. SECURE STEERING WHEEL


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      Secure the steering wheel assembly 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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      Fold back the floor carpet, and then remove the 2 clips and column hole cover silencer sheet.

  4. DISCONNECT NO. 2 STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT ASSEMBLY


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      *a Matchmark

      Place matchmarks on the sliding yoke of the steering intermediate shaft.

    2. Remove the bolt and disconnect the No. 2 steering intermediate shaft assembly.

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


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      Remove the clip (A), disengage the clip (B) from the body and separate the No. 1 steering column hole cover sub-assembly.

      Note

      Do not damage the clips (A) and (B).

  6. REMOVE FRONT WHEELS

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  7. REMOVE NO. 1 ENGINE UNDER COVER ASSEMBLY

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  8. REMOVE FRONT FLOOR COVER CENTER LH

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  9. REMOVE REAR ENGINE UNDER COVER LH

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  10. REMOVE REAR ENGINE UNDER COVER RH

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  11. DISCONNECT TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY LH


    1. Remove the cotter pin and castle nut.

    2. Using SST, disconnect the tie rod end sub-assembly LH from the steering knuckle.

      SST
      09960-20010   ( 09961-02060 )
      B0058GRC02
      *a 1 mm (0.0397 in.) *b Nut
      *c String *d Molybdenum Grease Application Area
      *e Place the wrench here *f Turn
      *g SST Number *h Spacer B
      *i Body *j Claw

      CAUTION:

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

      Note


      • Make sure to tie the string of SST to the vehicle to prevent SST from dropping.

      • As the ball joint dust cover may be damaged, adjust SST with the center nut so that the body and claw are parallel.

      • Do not damage the ball joint boot of the tie rod end.

      • Do not damage the steering knuckle.

      • Do not damage the front disc brake dust cover.

  12. DISCONNECT TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY RH

    Tech Tips

    Use the same procedure described for the LH side.

  13. DISCONNECT FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY LH

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  14. DISCONNECT FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY RH

    Tech Tips

    Use the same procedure described for the LH side.

  15. REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSION MEMBER REINFORCEMENT LH

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  16. REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSION MEMBER REINFORCEMENT RH

    Tech Tips

    Use the same procedure described for the LH side.

  17. REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSION MEMBER REAR BRACE LH

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  18. REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSION MEMBER REAR BRACE RH

    Tech Tips

    Use the same procedure described for the LH side.

  19. REMOVE LOWER ENGINE FRONT MOUNTING BRACKET REINFORCEMENT (3ZR-FAE 2WD)

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  20. REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSION CROSSMEMBER SUB-ASSEMBLY

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


    1. Remove the clamp.

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      Remove the No. 1 steering column hole cover sub-assembly from the steering gear assembly.

  22. REMOVE STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT


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      *a Matchmark

      Place matchmarks on the steering intermediate shaft and steering gear assembly.

    2. Remove the bolt and steering intermediate shaft from the steering gear assembly.

  23. REMOVE STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY


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      Remove the 2 bolts, 2 nuts and steering gear assembly from the front suspension crossmember sub-assembly.

      Note

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