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STEERING GEAR AND LINKAGE DISASSEMBLY

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2016 – MX-5 – Steering

STEERING GEAR AND LINKAGE DISASSEMBLY

CAUTION:

  • To prevent damage to the steering gear, secure it to the vise using a copper plate or clean cloth.

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (See NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE DISCONNECTION/CONNECTION.)

2. Remove the front under cover. (See FRONT UNDER COVER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

3. Disconnect the intermediate shaft from the steering gear and linkage. (See INTERMEDIATE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

4. Remove the steering gear and linkage. (See STEERING GEAR AND LINKAGE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

5. Disassemble in the order indicated in the figure.

1

Clip

2

Tie-rod end

(See Tie-rod End Disassembly Note.)

3

Locknut

4

Boot clamp

5

Boot band

(See Boot Band Disassembly Note .)

6

Boot

7

Tie rod

(See Tie Rod Disassembly Note.)

8

Bolt

9

EPS CM

10

Rubber

11

Spacer

12

O-ring

13

Steering gear

Tie-rod End Disassembly Note

1. Place alignment marks as shown in the figure for proper installation.

2. Remove the tie-rod end.

Boot Band Disassembly Note

1. Insert a flathead screwdriver into the crimped part of the boot band, expand the crimped part and remove the boot band.

Tie Rod Disassembly Note

1. Move the stopper at the steering rack end in the direction of the arrow so that a wrench can be hooked to the steering rack end.

2. Lock the steering rack end (pinion gear side) against rotation using a wrench and remove the tie rod using the SST.

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