Steering Gearbox Removal

Special Tools Required
Ball joint remover, 28 mm (  07MAC-SL00201)

Note these items during removal:

1.Raise the front of vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.

2.Remove the front wheels.

3.Remove the steering wheel.

4.Remove the driver's dashboard under cover.

5.Remove the steering joint bolts, and disconnect the steering joint by moving the steering joint (A) toward the column. Remove the center guide (B) (if equipped) from the top of the pinion shaft, and discard it.


6.Remove the air cleaner (A).


7.Remove the cotter pin (A) from the tie-rod ball joint (B), then remove the nut.


8.Separate the tie-rod ball joint and damper steering arm using the special tool.

9.Loosen the adjustable hose clamp (A) and disconnect the return hose (B), and return line clamp (RHD type) (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 type) (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 steering gearbox stiffener A 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.