STEERING GEAR (for Sedan) > INSPECTION

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1. INSPECT TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY LH


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  1. Secure the tie rod end sub-assembly LH in a vise.

    NOTICE:
    Do not overtighten the vise.
  1. Install the nut onto the stud bolt.

  1. Flip the ball joint back and forth 5 times.

  1. Set a torque wrench to the nut, turn the ball joint continuously at a rate of 3 to 5 seconds per turn, and check the turning torque on the 5th turn.

    Standard turning torque:
    0.29 to 1.96 N*m (2.96 to 20.0 kgf*cm, 2.57 to 17.3 in.*lbf)

    HINT:
    If turning torque is not within the specified range, replace the tie rod end sub-assembly LH with a new one.


2. INSPECT TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY RH

HINT:
Perform the same procedure as for the LH side.


3. INSPECT TOTAL PRELOAD


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  1. Using SST and a torque wrench, inspect the total preload.

    SST
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    Standard preload:
    0.6 to 1.2 N*m (6.1 to 12.2 kgf*cm, 5.3 to 10.6 in.*lbf)

    NOTICE:
    Inspect around the steering rack center position.

    HINT:
    If the total preload is not within the specified range, replace the steering gear assembly with a new one.