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Honda Fit: Steering Rack Guide Removal/Installation

NOTE: During removal/installation, do not allow dust, dirt, or other foreign materials to enter the steering gearbox.

  1. Remove the steering gearbox.

  1. Loosen the locknut (A), then remove the rack guide screw (B), the spring (C), the conical springs (D), the plain washer (E), and the rack guide (F).

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  3. Remove the O-ring (G) from the rack guide. Wipe the grease off the sliding surface of the rack guide.


  4. Apply steering grease to the new O-ring, then install it to the rack guide.

  5. Apply steering grease to the sliding surface and the circumference of the rack guide, and install it onto the gearbox housing. Wipe the grease off the threaded section of the gearbox housing.

  6. Install the plain washer onto the gearbox housing.

  7. Install the conical springs onto the gearbox housing.

    NOTE: Conical springs are directional, install them as shown.

  8. Install the spring onto the gearbox housing.

  9. Remove the old sealant from the rack guide screw, and apply new sealant (Three Bond 1215 or Loctite 5699) to the middle of the threads. Loosely install the rack guide screw on the steering gearbox.

    NOTE: If more than 5 minutes have passed after applying the sealant, remove the old sealant and residue, and reapply new sealant.

  10. Loosely install the locknut.

  11. Adjust the rack guide screw. After adjusting, check that the rack moves smoothly by sliding the rack right and left.

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