Steering Gearbox Removal
Special Tools Required
Ball joint remover, 28 mm ( 07MAC-SL00200)
Note these items during removal:
- Using solvent and a brush, wash any oil and dirt off the valve body unit, its lines, and the end of the gearbox. Blow dry with compressed air.
- Be sure to remove the steering wheel before disconnecting the steering joint. Damage to the cable reel can occur.
|1.||Raise the front of vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.|
|2.||Remove the front wheels.|
|5.||Remove the steering joint bolts, and disconnect the steering joint by moving the steering joint (A) toward the column.|
|6.||Remove the air cleaner (A).|
|7.||Remove the cotter pin (A) from the tie-rod ball joint nut (B), and loosen the nut.|
|9.||Loosen the adjustable hose clamp (A) and disconnect the return hose (B), and return line clamp (RHD model) (C).|
|10.||On the driver's side, loosen the 14 mm flare nut (A) and disconnect the feed line (B), and feed line clamps (C).|
Remove the P/S return line bracket attaching bolt (LHD model) (D).
|11.||On the passenger's side, remove the P/S return line bracket (A) and return line clamp (B).|
|12.||Remove the two 10 mm flange bolts and washers from the left side (RHD: right side) of gearbox.|
|13.||Remove the 10 mm flange bolt and nut from the right side (RHD: left side) of the gearbox, then remove the mounting bracket (A).|
|14.||Lower the steering gearbox, and rotate it so the pinion shaft points upward.|
|15.||Remove the pinion shaft grommet (A) from the top of the valve body unit.|
|16.||Carefully move the steering gearbox (A) and tie-rods (B) as an assembly toward the driver's side until the pinion shaft clears the wheelwell opening (C) on the frame.|
|17.||Remove the steering gearbox through the wheelwell opening on the driver's side.|