STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY (for Hatchback) > INSPECTION

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1. INSPECT PRELOAD


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  1. Secure the steering column assembly in a vise.

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    Wooden Block

    NOTICE:
    When using a vise, do not overtighten it.
  1. Using SST and a torque wrench, turn the main shaft at a fixed speed of approximately 1 revolution every 4 seconds and measure the preload.

    SST
    09616-00011  

    Torque:
    Preload:
    1.45 N*m{ 14.8 kgf*cm , 12.8 in.*lbf } or less
    If the preload is not as specified, replace the steering column assembly with a new one.


2. INSPECT STEERING LOCK OPERATION
  1. Remove the key and check that the steering lock function is activated.



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  1. Insert the key, turn the ignition switch to ACC and check that the steering lock function has been deactivated.



3. INSPECT STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY


    C235885
  1. Check that the 2 bushings are securely installed to the steering column assembly.
    If the bushings are deformed, missing or damaged, replace the steering column assembly with a new one.



    C234253E01
  1. Check that the 2 capsules are securely installed to the steering column assembly as shown in the illustration.

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    Capsule

    Standard:
    Capsules do not overlap the corner parts of the brackets.

    NOTICE:
    1. If the standard value is not satisfied, replace the steering column assembly with a new one.
    2. If the capsules have deformation, damage or misalignment, replace the steering column assembly with a new one.