1. CHECK STEERING WHEEL FREEPLAY
(a) Stop the vehicle and face the tires straight ahead.
(b) Rock the steering wheel gently up and down with a finger lightly, check the steering wheel freeplay.
Maximum freeplay: 40 mm (1.58 in.)
2. CHECK STEERING EFFORT
(a) Center the steering wheel.
(b) Remove the steering wheel pad ( SR-14 ).
(c) Start the engine and run it at idle.
(d) Measure the steering effort in both directions.
Steering effort (Reference): 4.9 NÂ·m (50 kgfÂ·cm, 43 in.Â·lbf)
HINT: Be sure to consider the tire type, pressure and contact surface before making your diagnosis.
(e) Torque the steering wheel set nut.
Torque: 50 NÂ·m (510 kgfÂ·cm, 37 ftÂ·lbf)
(f) Install the steering wheel pad ( SR-24 ).