STEERING GEAR (for Hatchback) > 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 2 to 4 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, secure the steering gear in a vise.

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    Protective Tape
    SST
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    HINT:
    Tape SST before use.
  1. Using SST, fully turn the steering rack right and left 1 to 2 times to settle it.

    SST
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  1. Using SST and a torque wrench, turn the pinion at a fixed speed between 4 to 6 seconds and check the total turning torque.

    SST
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    Standard preload:
    Tire Size
    preload
    P195/50R16
    0.57 to 1.17 N*m (5.9 to 11.9 kgf*cm, 5.1 to 10.3 in.*lbf)
    except P195/50R16
    0.6 to 1.2 N*m (6.1 to 12.2 kgf*cm, 5.3 to 10.6 in.*lbf)

    NOTICE:
    Remove the steering rack boot before measurement.

    HINT:
    1. Inspect around the steering rack center position.
    2. If the total preload is not within the specified range, replace the steering gear assembly with a new one.