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Steering Column Inspection - Suzuki SX4 Service Manual

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Installation
CAUTION
!
After tightening steering column mounting
nuts, shaft joint bolts should be tightened.
Wrong tightening order could cause a
damage to shaft joint.
1) Be sure that front wheels are in straight.
2) Install steering column assembly to lower and upper
brackets. Tighten steering column mounting nuts
No.2 (1) first and then steering column mounting
nuts No.1 (2) to specifications as given below.
Tightening torque
Steering column mounting nut No.1 (a): 14 N·m (
1.4 kgf-m, 10.5 lb-ft)
Steering column mounting nut No.2 (b): 14 N·m (
1.4 kgf-m, 10.5 lb-ft)
NOTE
• When installing, make sure that clearance
"a" between bolt (3) and bracket (4) should
be 0 (zero).
• After installing tilt steering column, make
sure that steering column moves upwards
and downwards smoothly and stops when
tilt lever is fixed.
2, (a)
1, (b)
"a"
2, (a)
1, (b)
4
"a"
3
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Steering Wheel and Column:
3) Align flat part "a" of steering lower shaft (1) with bolt
hole "b" of shaft joint (2) of column as shown. Then
insert lower shaft into shaft joint of steering column.
4) Tighten lower shaft upper joint bolt (3) to specified
torque.
CAUTION
!
After tightening column nuts, tighten steering
shaft upper joint bolt. Otherwise, shaft joint
bearing is damaged.
Tightening torque
Steering lower shaft assembly upper joint bolt
(a): 25 N·m (2.5 kgf-m, 18.5 lb-ft)
2
"b"
"a"
1
5) Install lighting switch and wiper switch to steering
column.
6) (Immobilizer model)
Install immobilizer control module from steering
column, referring to "ICM Removal and Installation in
Section 10C".
7) Install contact coil cable assembly and steering
wheel referring to "Contact Coil Cable Assembly
Removal and Installation" and "Steering Wheel
Removal and Installation".
8) Connect negative (–) cable to battery.
9) Enable air bag system referring to "Enabling Air Bag
System in Section 8B".

Steering Column Inspection

Check steering column for damage and operation
referring to "Checking Steering Column for Accident
Damage".
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3, (a)
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