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Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Steering wheel

Inspection

CONDITION OF INSTALLATION

Steering wheel axial end play : Refer to ST-18, "Steering Wheel".

STEERING WHEEL PLAY

  1. Turn tires straight ahead, start engine, then turn steering wheel to the left and right lightly. Measure steering wheel movement on the outer circumference of the steering wheel when it is turned to the point where tires start moving.

Steering wheel play : Refer to ST-18, "Steering Wheel".

NEUTRAL POSITION ON STEERING WHEEL

  1. Turn tires straight ahead, check if steering wheel is in the neutral position.

  2. If it is not in the neutral position, remove steering wheel and reinstall it correctly

  3. If the neutral position cannot be attained by repositioning the steering wheel two teeth or less on steering stem, loosen outer socket lock nuts of power steering gear outer sockets, then adjust outer sockets by the same amount in the opposite direction.

STEERING WHEEL TURNING FORCE

  1. Park vehicle on a level and dry surface, set parking brake.

  2. Tires need to be inflated to normal pressure. Refer to WT-54, "Tire Air Pressure".

  3. Start engine.

  4. Check steering wheel turning force using Tool when steering wheel has been turned 360В° from the neutral position.

Tool number : — (J-44372)

Steering wheel turning force : Refer to ST-18, "Steering Wheel".

FRONT WHEEL TURNING ANGLE


FRONT WHEEL TURNING ANGLE

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    erform toe-in inspection. Refer to FSU-6, "Inspection".

CAUTION:

Perform front wheel turning angle inspection, after toe-in inspection.

  1. Place front wheels on turning radius gauges and rear wheels on stands, so that vehicle can be level.

  2. Check the maximum inner and outer wheel turning angles for (RH/LH) road wheels.


Inner wheel (Angle: A) : Refer to ST-18, "Steering Angle".

Outer wheel (Angle: B) : Refer to ST-18, "Steering Angle".


(L) : Refer to ST-19, "Power Steering Gear".

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