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Diagnostic Information And Procedures; Checking Steering Column For Accident Damage - Suzuki SX4 Service Manual

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Checking Steering Column for Accident
Damage
NOTE
Vehicles involved in accidents resulting in
body damage, where steering column has
been impacted or air bag deployed may have
a damaged or misaligned steering column.
• Check that two capsules (1) are attached to steering
column bracket securely. If found loose, replace
steering column assembly.
[A]
1
1
[A]: Type A
• Take measurement "a", "b" and "c" as follows.
If it is shorter than specified length, replace steering
column assembly or steering lower shaft with new
one.
Type A
Power steering column length
"a": 397 ± 2 mm (15.6 ± 0.08 in.)
"b": 65.5 ± 0.5 mm (2.58 ± 0.02 in.)
"c": 347.7 ± 1 mm (13.7 ± 0.04 in.)
Type B
Power steering column length
"a": 363.6 ± 1.5 mm (14.3 ± 0.06 in.)
"b": 65 ± 1 mm (2.56 ± 0.04 in.)
"c": 334 ± 1.5 mm (13.1 ± 0.06 in.)

Diagnostic Information and Procedures

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[B]
1
1
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[B]: Type B
Steering Wheel and Column:
• Check that there is no axial looseness "d" and no
axially-vertical looseness "e" for steering column
shaft.
If found defective, replace steering column assembly
with new one.
"d"
"e"
[A]
b
[A]: Type A
• Check steering shaft joints and shaft for any damages
such as crack, breakage, malfunction or excessive
play.
If anything is found faulty, replace as lower shaft
assembly or steering column assembly.
• Check steering shaft for smooth rotation.
If found defective, replace as steering column
assembly.
• Check steering shaft and steering column for bend,
cracks or deformation.
If found defective, replace.
6B-2
a
b
[B]
b
"c"
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[B]: Type B
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