5) Tighten new bolts (1) until head of each bolt is
6) Turn ignition key to "ACC" or "ON" position and
check to be sure that steering shaft (2) rotates
smoothly. Also check for lock operation.
7) Install steering column. Refer to "Steering Column
Removal and Installation".
8) (Keyless start model)
If steering lock assembly has replaced, after
completing installation, register steering lock unit ID
code to keyless start control module as following.
• Immobilizer model:
Register ignition key transponder code in ECM
referring to "Registration of the Ignition Key in
• Non-immobilizer model:
Register steering lock unit ID code in keyless start
control module referring to "Keyless Start
Registration in Section 10E".
Steering Lower Shaft Removal and Installation
Never turn steering wheel while steering
lower shaft is removed.
Should it have been turned and contact coil
have got out of its centered position, it needs
to be centered again. Also, turning steering
wheel more than about two and a half turns
will break contact coil.
1) Turn steering wheel so that vehicle's front tires are at
2) Turn ignition switch to LOCK position and remove
3) Remove steering joint cover.
4) Make alignment marks (4) on lower shaft (1) and
pinion shaft (3) for a guide during reinstallation.
5) Remove lower shaft upper and lower joint bolts (2).
6) Remove steering lower shaft (1).
1) Be sure that front wheels are in straight forward
2) 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.
3) Insert lower shaft (1) into pinion shaft (3) with
matching marks (4).
4) Tighten lower joint bolt (6) to specified torque first
and then upper joint bolt (5) to specified torque.
Steering lower shaft assembly upper joint bolt
(a): 25 N·m (2.5 kgf-m, 18.5 lb-ft)
Steering lower shaft assembly lower joint bolt
(b): 25 N·m (2.5 kgf-m, 18.5 lb-ft)
Steering Wheel and Column: