Honda Insight 2000-2006

Electronic Power Steering Gear

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
Some steering assembly bolts are Dacro coated. Always replace them with the same size and specified bolts.


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. Also see the IMA system disabling before proceeding with any procedure.
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  3. Center the steering wheel and lock it in position.
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  5. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air bag and steering wheel
     
    Steering flexible joint
     
    Front wheels
     
    Battery box
     
    Front damper base beam in the engine compartment
     

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  9. Unlock the locking tabs on the tie rod stop plate.
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  11. Remove the bolts, stop plate, tie rod plate and seal washers to separate the tie-rod ends.
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  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Steering gear ground cable and electronic connectors
     
    Steering gear mounting bolts
     

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  15. Slide the steering gear to the passenger side until the left end clears the subframe, then slide the gear to the driver side and out of the vehicle.

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    Fig. Exploded view of steering gear -Insight

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following:
    1. Use Dacro bolts to mount the steering gear and tighten them to 43 ft. lbs. (58 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Tighten the stop plate bolts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm). Ensure the bolt head flats line up with the lock tabs, then bend the lock tabs over the bolt heads.
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