Maxima 2007

Removal & Installation

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NOTE
Spiral cable may snap due to steering operation if steering column is separated from steering gear assembly. Therefore fix steering wheel with a string to avoid turns.

  1. Remove the two front tires with power tool.
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  3. Remove cotter pin and nut. Discard cotter pin.
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  5. Disconnect the outer tie-rod ends using tool.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the outer stabilizer bar ends with power tool.
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  9. Remove the stabilizer bracket rear bolts and loosen the front bolts with power tool.
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  11. Remove the lower joint pinch bolt.
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  13. Disconnect the power steering high and low pressure lines from the power steering gear.
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  15. Reposition the stabilizer bar up and out of the way.
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  17. Remove the two gear housing mounting bolts.
    NOTE
    Do not remove the gear housing mounting bracket from the gear housing.

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  19. Remove the power steering gear and linkage assembly.
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To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
    1. Tighten mounting bolts to 90 ft. lbs. (122.5 Nm).
    2.  

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