Steering Gearbox Removal

Steering Gearbox Removal

Special Tools Required
Ball joint remover, 28 mm (  07MAC-SL00200)

Note these items during removal:

1.Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.

2.Set the front wheels in the straight ahead position.

3.Remove the driver's airbag and steering wheel.

4.Raise the front of vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.

5.Remove the front wheels.

6.Remove the steering joint cover.


7.Remove the steering joint bolts (A), and disconnect the steering joint by moving the steering joint (B) toward the column.


8.Remove the front splash shield (A), and rear left and right splash shields (B).



9.Remove the spindle nut . Pull the knuckle outward, and remove the driveshaft outboard joint from the knuckle by tapping the driveshaft end with a plastic hammer.

10.Remove the clip (A) from the lower arm ball joint, and remove 12 mm castle nut (B).


11.Separate the lower arm ball joint and knuckle using the special tool.

NOTE: Set the special tool over the lower arm ball joint while pulled the outboard joint.

12.Remove the cotter pin (A) from the tie-rod ball joint, and remove 10 mm nut (B).


13.Separate the tie-rod ball joint and knuckle using the special tool.

14.Remove the self-locking nut (A) while holding the joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C), and disconnect the stabilizer link (D) from the stabilizer bar (E).


15.Disconnect the motor 2P connector (A) and EPS wire harness 6P connector (B).
After disconnected the connectors, attach a piece of tape over the 6P and 2P connectors to protect them from dust, dirt, and foreign materials.


16.Release the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) cord clip (A) from the gearbox housing.


17.Remove the support bolt (A) of the transmission rear mount bracket (B) on the rear beam.


18.Place the transmission jack at the underside of the center of the rear beam and support it.

19.Remove the rear beam mounting bolts (A), and discard them.


20.Lower the rear beam (B) and steering gearbox as an assembly by lowering jack slowly.

21.Remove the steering gearbox (A) from the rear beam.



22.Remove the pinion shaft grommet (A) from the top of the torque sensor.