Lexus LX470 2002-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Matchmark the intermediate shaft to the steering gear input shaft.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine under covers
     
    Outer tie rod ends
     
    Engine oil filter adapter
     
    Intermediate steering shaft
     
    Power steering hoses and bracket
     
    Power steering gear

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    Fig. Power rack and pinion steering gear removal-LX470



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    Fig. Exploded view of the rack and pinion steering gear mounting-LX470

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Power steering gear. Tighten the fasteners to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm) for 2002-03; 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm) for 2004-06.
     
    Power steering hoses and bracket
     
    Intermediate steering shaft. Tighten the bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
     
    Engine oil filter adapter. Tighten the bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod ends. Tighten the nuts to 90 ft. lbs. (122 Nm) for 2002-03; 53 ft. lbs. (72 Nm) for 2004-06.
     
    Engine under covers
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Fill the power steering fluid reservoir.
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  5. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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