STEERING GEAR AND LINKAGE ADJUSTMENT


BHE061332960W04

1. Remove the locknut using the SST.

2. Apply sealant to the threads of the adjustment cover.

3. Tighten the adjustment cover to 20-29 N·m {2.1-2.9 kgf·cm, 15-21 in·lbf}.

4. After swinging the steering rack left and right 10 times, tighten the adjustment cover again to 5.8 N·m {59 kgf·cm, 51 in·lbf}.

5. Loosen the adjustment cover 10-20°.

6. Lock the adjustment cover against rotation and tighten the locknut using the SST.

Tightening torque
20-29 N·m {2.1-2.9 kgf·cm, 15-21 in·lbf}

7. Measure the pinion shaft rotational torque using the SST and a pull scale.

• If not within the specification, repeat from Steps 1-6.
Standard rotational torque
1.2-2.0 N·m {13-20 kgf·cm, 11-17 in·lbf}
Pull scale reading
11.2-20.0 N {1.15-2.03 kgf, 2.52-4.48 lbf}