Toyota Avalon, Camry, Camry Solara 2001-06

Removal & Installation


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Position the front wheels straight ahead.
  5. Disable the airbag system.
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Place matchmarks on the intermediate shaft and the control valve shaft.

    Negative battery cable
    Front wheels
    Left and right front fender apron seals.
    Cotter pin and nut holding the steering knuckle to the tie rod end.
    Tie rod end from the steering knuckle.

    Lower bolt holding the control valve shaft to the intermediate shaft.
    Intermediate shaft from steering rack housing.
    Tube clamp
    Return line and the pressure line from the control valve housing.
    Stabilizer bar bolts and nuts. Do not remove the bar from the vehicle.
    If necessary, rear engine mounting and bracket for additional clearance.
    On the V6 engine, oxygen sensor.
    Steering gear mounting bolts and nuts
    Steering gear


To install:

  1. Install the steering gear assembly. Tighten the mounting bolts as follows:
    1. 2002-04 Avalon, 2002-03 Solara: 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm)
    3. All others: 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)

  3. Install or connect the following:

    On the V6, oxygen sensor.
    Rear engine mounting bracket. Bolts: 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm).
    Stabilizer bar bolts and nuts.
    Tube clamp. Nut: 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
    Intermediate shaft to the steering rack. Bolts: 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
    Tie rods to the steering knuckles with the castellated nuts.
    Front fender apron seals
    Front wheels
    Negative battery cable
    Power steering fluid