STEERING GEAR AND LINKAGE DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY


BHE061332960W03

1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table.

2. Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly.

1
Tie-rod end
2
Clip
3
Tie-rod end boot
4
Locknut
5
Boot clamp
6
Boot band
7
Boot
8
Mounting rubber
9
Steering gear and linkage

Tie-rod End Disassembly Note

1. Place alignment marks as shown in the figure for proper installation.

2. Remove the tie-rod end.

Mounting Rubber Disassembly Note

1. Press the mounting rubber out from the gear housing using the SSTs and a press.

Mounting Rubber Assembly Note

1. Apply soapy water to the rubber part of the mounting rubber.

2. Press the mounting rubber until the mounting rubber end comes out completely from the gear housing using the SSTs and a press.

3. Reverse the gear housing, then press the mounting rubber until the mounting rubber end comes out completely from the other side. At this time, verify that the mounting rubber and steel pipe are aligned.

Boot Band Assembly Note

1. Crimp the boot band using the SST.

2. Verify that the crimping clearance A is within the specification.

• If crimping clearance A exceeds the specification, reduce SST clearance, and crimp the boot band again.
• If crimping clearance A is less than the specification, increase SST clearance, and crimp a new boot band.
Standard clearance A
2-3 mm {0.08-0.11 in}

3. Rotate the boot by hand and verify that it is securely installed to the boot band.

Clip Assembly Note

1. Wipe off the old grease from the ball stud.

2. Fill the inside of the new dust boot with grease.

3. Install the dust boot on the ball joint.

4. Install the clip using the SST.

5. Verify that the clip is installed securely to the groove.

6. Wipe off any excess grease.