We remove the steering mechanism for replacement or repair
We install the car on a lift or an observation ditch
Open the hood and remove the resonator of the air path (article - Replacing the Nissan Almera air filter)
Unscrew the bolt of the upper fastening of the heat shield of the steering rack with the head by 10 to the bracket of the power steering tube
Using a syringe or a pear, we pump out the working fluid of the GUR from the hydraulic booster tank
Disconnect the tips of both steering rods from the rotary fists (article - Replacing the thrust and the outer tip of the steering rod Nissan Almera)
In the car, disconnect the coupling of the gimbal joint of the steering column intermediate shaft from the steering gear (article - Removing the steering column of the Nissan Almera)
From the bottom of the car, disconnect the wiring harness of the diagnostic oxygen concentration sensor from the plastic holder of the heat shield of the rail
Unscrew the two bolts of fastening the front lower heat shield of the rail to the crankcase of the steering mechanism with the head for 10
Unscrew the bolt of the rear lower screen mount to the front suspension subframe
We remove the heat shield of the rail (A - plastic holder of the wiring harness of the oxygen concentration sensor).
Before disconnecting the tubes of the hydraulic lines from the crankcase of the steering mechanism, we substitute a wide container for collecting the leaking liquid under the crankcase.
From the bottom of the car, with a key on 13, unscrew the nut 3 of the mounting bracket of the drain line tube, with a key on 19 - the fitting 2 of the drain line tube and with a key on 17 - the fitting 1 of the discharge line tube.
We remove the tips of the tubes of both highways from the holes of the crankcase of the steering mechanism and insert plugs of suitable size into the holes of the tubes and the crankcase
On the left side, with the head on 18, unscrew the bolt fastening the steering mechanism to the subframe
Also unscrew the bolt fastening the steering mechanism to the stretcher on the right side.
Removing the rear support of the power unit (article - Replacing the supports of the Nissan Almera K4M powerplant)
Push the power unit forward (in the course of the car)
We install a wooden bar with a length of 330 - 340 mm between the sump of the engine crankcase and the stretcher.
Shifting the steering gear down, we remove the steering gear drive gear from the hole in the front flap
Take out the steering gear to the left
Installing the steering mechanism in reverse order
Before installation, check that the rail is installed in the middle position.
To do this, with sliding pliers, we turn the steering gear drive gear in any direction until it stops and then turn the gear in the other direction by 1.5 turns.
The repeated use of the bolt and nut for fixing the fork of the hinge of the intermediate shaft of the steering column to the shaft of the steering gear is not allowed. The bolt and nut must be replaced.
Repeated use of the bolts securing the front suspension subframe is not allowed. Bolts are subject to mandatory replacement.
Before installing pipelines, it is necessary to replace the sealing rings on the pipe fittings.
Install the steering mechanism on the front suspension subframe and fasten with bolts. The tightening torque of the bolts is 105 Nm (10.5 kgf.m).
Remove the process plugs from the holes of the steering mechanism and high and low pressure pipelines.
Install a new O-ring and connect the high-pressure pipe fitting to the steering mechanism. The tightening torque of the fitting is 21 Nm (2.1 kgf.m).
Install a new O-ring and connect the low-pressure pipe fitting to the steering gear. The tightening torque of the fitting is 21 Nm.
Remove the clamps from the low and high pressure pipelines of the power steering system.
Install the heat shield of the steering mechanism in place and fasten with bolts. The tightening torque of the bolts is 21 Nm (2.1 kgf.m).
We pour the working fluid into the power steering tank and remove the air (pumping is described in the article - Removing the Nissan Almera GUR pump).