Sentra 2007

Removal & Installation

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WARNING
Spiral cable may be cut if steering wheel turns while separating steering column assembly and steering gear assembly. Be sure to secure steering wheel using string to avoid turning.

  1. Set vehicle to the straight-ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Remove front suspension member. Refer to Front Suspension in the Suspension Section.
  4.  
  5. Remove the steering gear assembly nuts and bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the steering gear assembly from the suspension member.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the power steering gear

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To install:


NOTE
Clean mating surface on the body side of dash panel seal when installing steering gear assembly.


NOTE
Perform final tightening of nuts and bolts on each part under unladen conditions with tires on level ground when removing steering gear assembly. Check wheel alignment. Refer to Specifications in the accompanying illustration.

  1. Install the steering gear assembly from the suspension member.
  2.  
  3. Install the steering gear assembly nuts and bolts.
  4.  
  5. Install front suspension member. Refer to Front Suspension in the Suspension Section.
  6.  
  7. Set vehicle to the straight-ahead position.
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INSPECTION AFTER INSTALLATION


NOTE
Rotate steering wheel to check for decentered condition, binding, noise or excessive steering effort.


NOTE
Check and adjust toe as necessary. Refer to Specifications in the Suspension Section.

 
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