Lexus Car ES, IS, LS 1998-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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  3. Place the front wheels in the straight ahead position.
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  5. Drain the power steering system.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air cleaner housing
     
    Power steering pressure and return lines
     
    Column coupler shaft bolt
     
    Left front wheel assembly
     
    Pitman arm
     
    Windshield washer reservoir
     
    Steering gear
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering gear. Tighten the bolts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
     
    Pitman arm. Tighten the nut to 185 ft. lbs. (251 Nm).
     
    Windshield washer reservoir
     
    Power steering pressure and return lines. Torque the fasteners to 14 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
     
    Intermediate shaft. Tighten the pinch bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Left front wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Fill and bleed the power steering fluid reservoir.
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  5. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
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