Nissan Quest 2001-02 and 2004-06

Removal & Installation

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CAUTION
The rotation of the spiral cable (SRS -AIR BAG- component part) is limited. If the steering gear must be removed, set the front wheels in the straight-ahead direction. Do not rotate the steering column while the steering gear is removed. Remove the steering wheel before removing the steering lower joint to avoid damaging the SRS spiral cable.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove driver air bag module and spiral cable.
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  7. Remove driver lower finisher and reinforcement.
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  9. Remove position indicator wire.
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  11. Remove side ventilator duct on driver side.
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  13. Remove shift control cable.
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  15. Disconnect electrical connectors from ignition switch, shift lock solenoid and combination switch.
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  17. Remove two screws securing combination switch and remove combination switch.
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  19. Remove four nuts attaching steering column and remove steering column.
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To install:

  1. To install, reverse removal procedure.
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  3. Align spiral cable correctly when installing steering wheel.
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  5. When installing steering column, finger tighten all lower bracket and clamp retaining bolts; then tighten them securely. Do not apply undue stress to steering column.
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  7. When attaching upper joint, be sure tightening bolt faces cutout portion.
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  9. When installing intermediate shaft, align slit of lower joint with pinion shaft. Insert joint until surface -A- contacts surface -B-.
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  11. After installation, turn steering wheel to make sure it moves smoothly. Ensure that the number of turns from the straight forward position to left and right locks are the same. Be sure that the steering wheel is in a neutral position when driving straight ahead.

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    Fig. Installing intermediate shaft and joint

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CAUTION
Care must be taken not to give axial impact to steering column assembly during removal and installation. Care must be taken not to move steering gear during removal of steering column assembly.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove spiral cable from steering column assembly with combination switches attached.
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  7. Remove tilt lever knob from tilt lever by inserting a suitable tool into slot of tilt knob, then depress tab and withdraw tilt lever knob.
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  9. Remove instrument driver lower panel.
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  11. Remove steering column cover and ignition key finisher.
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  13. Remove screws of knee protector, then remove knee protector from vehicle.
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  15. Remove lock nut and bolt, then separate lower joint from upper joint.
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  17. Remove nuts from steering member, remove steering column assembly from steering member.
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  19. Remove hole cover seal and clamp.
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  21. Remove nuts, then remove hole cover from dash panel.
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  23. Raise vehicle then remove bolt (lower side) of lower joint and remove lower joint from vehicle.
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To install:


CAUTION
When installing the steering column, finger-tighten all of the lower bracket and joint retaining bolts; then tighten them to specification. Do not apply undue stress to the steering column.


NOTE
Align slit of the coupling joint with projection on dust cover. Insert the joint until surface A contacts surface B.

  1. To install, reverse removal procedure. Do not use non re-useable parts.
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  3. When installing steering column to steering member, install nut from front side of vehicle.
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  5. After installation, turn steering wheel to make sure it moves smoothly. Ensure the number of turns are the same from the straight-forward position to left and right locks. Be sure that the steering wheel is in a neutral position when driving straight ahead.
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