CR-V 2007-2008

Removal & Installation

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WARNING
Do not permit the steering wheel to turn whenever the steering gear is disconnected from the steering column. Damage to the air bag wiring can result.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Center the steering wheel and lock it in position.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air bag and steering wheel
     
    Front wheels
     
    Driver-s side dashboard lower cover and undercover
     
    Air cleaner housing
     
    Steering joint bolts
     
    Tie rod ends
     
    Steering hoses
     
    Left side flange bolts
     
    Mounting brackets
     

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  7. Lower the unit so the pinion shaft points outward. Remove the pinion shaft grommet. The steering gear is removed through the driver-s side.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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  3. Tighten the mounting bracket and side flange bolts to 46 ft. lbs. (62 Nm).
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  5. Tighten the supply line flare nut to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
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  7. Tighten the tie rod ball stud nuts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
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  9. Tighten the steering joint bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).

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    Fig. Power steering gear installation

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