Miata 1990-1997

Removal & Installation

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Fig. Component view of the power steering gear and linkage


CAUTION
Disconnecting/connect the pinion shaft from/to the intermediate shaft with the wheels in the straight-ahead position, and don not turn the steering wheel while the steering gear is removed. If not done correctly, adjust the clockspring connector.

  1. Loosen the wheel lug nuts
  2.  
  3. Jack up the front of the vehicle and support it with safety stands.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheels
  6.  
  7. Remove the cotter pin (1)
  8.  
  9. Remove the nut (2)
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  11. Remove the tie rod end (3)
  12.  
  13. Remove the bolt (4)
  14.  
  15. Remove the pressure pipe (5). Before removing the pressure pipe, make marks for reference during installation.
  16.  
  17. Remove the return hose (6)
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  19. Remove the mounting bracket bolt (7)
  20.  
  21. Remove the steering gear and linkage (8)
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  23. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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