Device and repair of Toyota RAV4 SUVs (Toyota RAV) - Removal and installation of a steering column-//

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3. Engines
4. Cooling systems and conditioning
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   General information
   Technical characteristics
   Removal and installation of a steering wheel with a safety cushion
   Removal and installation of a steering column
   Removal and installation of tips of steering drafts
   Replacement of covers of the steering mechanism
   Removal and installation of the steering mechanism
   Removal and installation of the pump of the amplifier of steering
   Pumping of hydraulic system of the amplifier of steering
   Replacement of bolts of fastening of a wheel
   Wheels and tires
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15. Electric equipment
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Toyota RAV4>> Steering and running gear>> Removal and installation of a steering column
You make removal of a steering column as follows:
Switch off ignition, disconnect a wire of "weight" from the rechargeable battery and wait 2 min. before carrying out further work.
Establish wheels for the movement directly forward.
Remove a steering wheel, then turn a key in the ignition lock in position of LOCK to block a steering shaft from rotation, otherwise the spiral wire of a safety cushion can be damaged.
Remove the lower panel of finishing, under a steering column.
Remove casings of a steering column.
Disconnect electric sockets from a plait of wires of a steering column.

Fig. 13.7. An arrangement of a coupling bolt of fastening of a steering shaft to the universal hinge


Note position of the universal hinge in relation to a steering shaft and turn out a coupling bolt (fig. 13.7) .

Fig. 13.8. Steering column: 1 – universal hinge; 2 – steering column; 3 – the combined switch; 4 – cover No. 2 of a steering wheel; 5,8 – Torx screws; 6 – steering wheel; 7 – safety cushion; 9 – cover No. 3 of a steering wheel; 10 – protective plate of a steering column; 11 – top casing of a steering column; 12 – lower casing of a steering column; 13 – lower upholstery of the dashboard; 14 – handle of opening of the lock of a cowl; 15 – air duct; 16 – lower insert of the dashboard; 17 – intermediate shaft


Fig. 13.9. An arrangement of bolts of fastening of a steering column on models since 2001


Turn out bolts of fastening of a steering column, then lower and, having pulled back, be convinced that it holds nothing (fig. 13.8, 13.9) . Separate an intermediate shaft from a steering shaft and remove a steering column.
You make installation of a steering column as follows:
Insert the lower end of a steering shaft into a nest of the universal hinge of an intermediate shaft and screw, but do not tighten, bolts of fastening of a steering column.
Tighten bolts of fastening of a steering column the moment of 25 N • m.
Screw a coupling bolt of fastening of the universal hinge to a steering shaft and tighten its moment 26 N • m (see fig. 13.7 ).
You make further installation in the sequence, the return to removal.