Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Manual Rack And Pinion Steering Gear

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Adjustments

Adjustments to the manual steering gear/rack and pinion are not necessary during normal service. They are preformed only as part of overhaul.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Remove the cover from the intermediate shaft.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the upper pinch bolt. Remove the lower pinch bolt at the pinion shaft.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the wheel lug nuts.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the manual rack and pinion steering gear

  1. Elevate and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove both front wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the cotter pins from both tie rod joints and remove the nuts.
  6.  
  7. Using a tie rod separator, remove both tie rod joints from the knuckles.
  8.  
  9. Remove the nuts and bolts attaching the steering rack to the body.
  10.  
  11. If possible slide assembly out the wheel well opening. Remove any necessary component to gain working access to remove the rack and pinion assembly from the vehicle. Remove the rack assembly.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Install the rack assembly. Secure it with the retaining bolts and nuts and tighten them to 43 ft. lbs. (58 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install any component which were removed for access.
  4.  
  5. Connect the tie rods to each knuckle. Tighten the nuts and install new cotter pins.
  6.  
  7. Install the front wheels.
  8.  
  9. Lower the car to the ground.
  10.  
  11. Install the lower pinch bolt at the pinion shaft. Tighten the upper and lower bolts.
  12.  
  13. Install the cover on the intermediate shaft. Check front end alignment.
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