Nissan Sentra/Pulsar/NX 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Manual Steering Gear

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Manual steering gear assembly

1982-86 Vehicles
  1. Raise and support the car on jackstands.
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  3. Using the Ball Joint Remover tool HT72520000, remove the tie rod from the knuckle.
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  5. Loosen, but do not remove, the steering gear mounting bolts.
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  7. Remove the steering column lower joint.
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  9. Unbolt and remove the gear.
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To install:
  1. Install the steering gear assembly to the vehicle. Torque the tie rod-to-steering knuckle nut to 26-35 ft. lbs. (34-48 Nm), the steering gear-to-frame clamp bolts to 43-58 ft. lbs. (58-78 Nm), the lower joint-to-pinion gear bolt to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm) and the lower joint-to-steering column bolt to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm).
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When installing the lower steering joint to the steering gear, make sure that the wheels are aligned with the vehicle and that the steering joint slot is aligned with the steering gear cap or spacer mark.

1987-96 Vehicles
  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely and remove the wheels.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the tie rod from the steering knuckle and loosen the steering gear attaching bolts.
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  5. Remove the bolt securing the lower joint to the steering gear pinion and remove the lower joint from the pinion.
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  7. Remove the bolts holding the steering gear housing to the body, and remove the steering gear and linkage assembly from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the assembly into the vehicle. When fitting the lower U-joint, make sure the attaching bolt is aligned perfectly with the cut out in the splined end of the steering column shaft.
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  3. Tighten the steering gear mounting clamp bolts to 54-72 ft. lbs. (73-97 Nm). Tighten the tie rod end nuts to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm).
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  5. Have the front end aligned by a qualified alignment technician.
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ADJUSTMENTS



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of a typical manual steering gear assembly-model R25S shown

1982-86 Vehicles
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