Steering Column/Tilt Lever Inspection/Adjustment

  • Inspect the sliding capsules (A) are not come off.
  • Check that the column shaft turns smoothly by turning the shaft, and inspect the steering column ball bearing (B) and the steering joint bearings (C) for play and proper movement. If any bearing is noisy or has excessive play, replace the steering column as an assembly.
  • Check the sliding capsules and absorbing bracket (D) for distortion and breakage. If there is distortion or breakage replace the steering column as an assembly.


1.Move the tilt lever (A) from the loose position to the lock position three to five times; then measure the tilt lever preload 10 mm (0.4 in.) from the end of the tilt lever.

Preload: 70-90 N (7-9 kgf, 15-20 lbf) 


2.If the measurement is out of the specification, adjust the preload using the following procedures.

  • Loosen the tilt lever, and set the steering column in the neutral position.
  • Remove the 6 mm lock bolt (B), and remove the stop (C). Be careful not to loosen the tilt lever when installing the stop or tightening the 6 mm lock bolt.
  • Adjust the preload by turning the tilt lock bolt (D) left or right.
  • Pull up the tilt lever to the uppermost position, and install the stop. Check the preload again. If the measurement is still out of specification, repeat the above procedures to adjust.