Preparing the car for the task.
Disconnect the negative battery terminal
We set the steering wheel directly in the direction of the car.
Removing the steering wheel (article - Removing the steering wheel and casing steering column Gazelle Next)
Remove the steering column cover
Remove the lower decorative shield of the instrument panel, overcoming the resistance of the spring clips
Removing the assembly of steering column switches (article - Replacing Gazelle Next steering column switches )
Disconnect the ignition switch cable
If we remove the steering column for replacement, remove the ignition lock from it by unscrewing the two bolts of its fastening
In the engine compartment, we unscrew the coupling bolt of the terminal connection of the upper and lower intermediate shafts
Under the instrument panel, unscrew the two bolts securing the ball joint of the upper intermediate shaft
Removing the bolts
We unscrew the two bolts securing the steering column to the panel frame on the left
And two bolts on the right
Remove the steering column
Install the parts in reverse order.
The steering column shaft crosses are non-separable, cannot be repaired, in case of wear, the shaft assembly is replaced.
Before installation, we apply an anaerobic thread locker to the threaded parts of the four steering column mounting bolts and two intermediate shaft mounting bolts.
We tighten the steering column mounting bolts with a torque of 18-25 Nm, the bolts for securing the intermediate shaft support with a torque of 5.5-8.0 Nm, the bolt for the terminal connection of the intermediate shafts with a torque of 28-32 Nm.