Steering Gearbox Removal
Special Tools Required
Ball joint remover, 28 mm ( 07MAC-SL00200)
Note these items during removal:
- LHD type is shown, RHD type is symmetrical.
- Be sure to remove the steering wheel before disconnecting the steering joint. Damage to the cable reel can occur.
|1.||Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.|
|2.||Set the front wheels in the straight ahead position.|
|3.||Remove the driver's airbag and steering wheel.|
|4.||Raise the front of vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.|
|5.||Remove the front wheels.|
|6.||Remove the steering joint cover.|
|7.||Remove the steering joint bolts (A), and disconnect the steering joint by moving the steering joint (B) toward the column.|
|8.||Remove the front splash shield (A), and rear left and right splash shields (B).|
|9.||Remove the spindle nut. Pull the knuckle outward, and remove the driveshaft outboard joint from the knuckle by tapping the driveshaft end with a plastic hammer.|
|10.||Remove the lock pin (A) from the lower arm ball joint, and remove 12 mm castle nut (B).|
|11.||Separate the lower arm ball joint and knuckle using the special tool.|
NOTE: Set the special tool over the lower arm ball joint while pulled the outboard joint.
|12.||Remove the cotter pin (A) from the tie-rod ball joint, and remove 10 mm nut (B).|
|13.||Separate the tie-rod ball joint and knuckle using the special tool.|
|14.||Remove the self-locking nut (A) while holding the joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C), and disconnect the stabilizer link (D) from the stabilizer bar (E).|
|15.||Disconnect the motor 2P connector (A), EPS wire harness 6P connector (B) and steering gearbox 1P connector (C).|
After disconnected the connectors, attach a piece of tape over the 6P, 2P and 1P connectors to protect them from dust, dirt, and foreign materials.
|16.||Release the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) cord clip (A) from the gearbox housing.|
|17.||Remove the support bolt (A) of the transmission rear mount bracket (B) on the front suspension subframe.|
|18.||Place the transmission jack at the underside of the center of the front suspension subframe and support it.|
|19.||Remove the front suspension subframe mounting bolts (A), and discard them.|
|20.||Lower the front suspension subframe (B) and steering gearbox as an assembly by lowering jack slowly.|
|21.||Remove the steering gearbox (A) from the front suspension subframe.|
NOTE: For equipped models, remove the steering gearbox mounting bracket (B) and the stiffener (C) after removing the steering gearbox if necessary.
|22.||Remove the pinion shaft grommet (D) from the top of the torque sensor.|