STEERING GEAR AND LINKAGE INSPECTION


BHE061332960W02

Tie-rod End Inspection

1. Inspect the tie-rod end for damage and excessive play.

• If there are any cracks, replace the tie-rod end.

2. Inspect the boot for cracks.

• If there is any malfunction, replace the tie-rod end boot.

3. Rotate the ball joint 5 times.

4. Measure the rotational torque of the tie-rod end using the SST and a pull scale.

• If not within the specification, replace the tie-rod end.
Standard rotational torque
0.6-2.0 N·m {6-20 kgf·cm, 5-17 in·lbf}
Pull scale reading
5.9-19.6 N {0.61-1.99 kgf, 1.33-4.40 lbf}

Tie rod Inspection

1. Inspect for damage, bending and excessive play.

• If there is any malfunction, replace the steering gear and linkage.

2. Swing the ball joint 5 times.

3. Measure the swing torque using a pull scale.

• If it exceeds the specification, replace the steering gear and linkage.
Standard swing torque
0.68-2.45 N·m
{7.0-24.9 kgf·cm, 6.1-21.6 in·lbf}
Pull scale reading
6.8-24.5 N {0.70-2.49 kgf, 1.53-5.50 lbf}