Honda Cars 2007-2008

Removal & Installation

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NOTE
During removal/installation, do not allow dust, dirt, or other foreign materials to enter the steering gearbox.

  1. Remove the steering gearbox. See -Power Rack and Pinion Steering Gear- in this section.
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  3. Loosen the locknut, then remove the rack guide screw, the spring, the disc washer, and the rack guide.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the steering rack guide

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  5. Replace the O-ring from the rack guide. Wipe the grease off the sliding surface of the rack guide.
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  7. Apply multipurpose grease to the new O-ring, then install it to the rack guide.
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  9. Apply multipurpose grease to the sliding surface and the circumference of the rack guide, and install it onto the gearbox housing. Wipe the grease off the threaded section of the housing.
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  11. Apply multipurpose grease to both ends of the spring, and install it onto the gearbox housing.
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To install:

  1. Install the disc washer with its convex side facing the rack guide.
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  3. Remove the old sealant from the rack guide screw and apply new sealant (Three Bond 1215 or Loctite 5699) to the middle of the threads. Loosely install the rack guide screw on the steering gearbox.
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  5. Loosely install the locknut.
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  7. Adjust the rack guide screw as follows:
    1. Set the wheels in the straight ahead position.
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    3. Loosen the rack guide screw locknut with the locknut wrench, then remove the rack guide screw.
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    5. Remove the old sealant from the rack guide screw, and apply new sealant (Three Bond 1215 or Loctite 5699) to the middle of the threads. Loosely install the rack guide screw on the steering gearbox.
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    7. Tighten the rack guide screw to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm), then loosen it.
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    9. Retighten the rack guide screw to 2.9 ft. lbs. (3.9 Nm), then back it off to the specified angle of 4-10°.
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    11. Hold the rack guide screw stationary with a wrench, and install the locknut by hand until it's fully seated.
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    13. Install the locknut wrench on the locknut, and hold the rack guide screw stationary with a wrench.
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    15. Tighten the locknut to the specified torque.
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    17. Check for unusual steering effort through the complete turning travel.
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    19. Check the steering wheel rotational play, and the power assist.
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  9. After adjusting, check that the rack moves smoothly by sliding the rack right and left.

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    Fig. Setting the rack guide screw to proper angle

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