Nissan Primera

1990-1992 of release

Repair and car operation

Nissan Primera
+ Nissan Primera brand Cars
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ cooling and heating Systems
+ the Power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ System of electric equipment of the engine
+ Manual transmission, differential and main transfer
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
- Suspension bracket and steering
   + Forward suspension bracket
   + Back suspension bracket
   - Steering without the hydraulic booster
      Reechnoye steering
      Steering wheel and steering column
   + the Steering with the hydraulic booster (servoupravleniye)
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Appendices


Steering wheel and steering column

To move a steering wheel here and there and to measure люфт on a steering wheel by means of a calliper.

Check люфта

The described checks belong both to a mechanical steering, and to a steering with the hydraulic booster: Take a steering wheel two hands in opposite places and move here and there. If люфт, measured, as is shown in an illustration, makes more than 35 mm, the steering should be adjusted. If the steering wheel moves up-down and here and there, means, the bearing in a steering column is broken or kardanny hinges of a steering shaft have too big люфт. The support of a steering column should be replaced in Nissan workshop.

To check steering adjustment, use a dynamometer (at the established servoupravleniye):


  1. Establish the car on a dry, equal surface and cock the hand brake. Pressure in tires should correspond to demanded value that it was not necessary to overcome a superfluous friction.
  2. Start the engine.
  3. Warm up liquid of a hydraulic actuator of a steering to working temperature. For this purpose it is possible to turn several times a steering wheel here and there.
  4. Hook on a dynamometer for a spoke of a steering wheel, as is shown in an illustration below.
Check of force of a steering with the hydraulic booster.
  1. Pull for a dynamometer and turn a steering wheel on a complete revolution. Check, that indications did not exceed 4.5 kg.
  2. If value does not correspond demanded, check spherical hinges of steering drafts. If they are serviceable, it is necessary to remove the steering mechanism to adjust a damper. As steering dismantling for this purpose is required, this work should be made in a special workshop. At worst it is required to replace the steering mechanism.

Removal and installation of a steering column (including a steering wheel)

For removal of a steering wheel the special stripper is required. The nave of a steering wheel has two carving openings in which the stripper is screwed in.


  1. Establish the forward party of the car on support and disconnect the battery.
  2. Carefully wring out a key of a sound signal from the middle of a steering wheel, as is shown in an illustration below. For this purpose use a small screw-driver.
Removal of a key of a sound signal (overlay of a steering wheel).
  1. Mark the provision of a nave of a steering wheel of rather steering shaft (carefully use a center punch).
  2. Unscrew a nut of a steering wheel. Thus hold a steering wheel. Do not latch the lock of a steering column for blocking of a steering shaft as it is possible to break a lock pin.
  3. Unscrew both half of facing of a steering wheel and disconnect wires of the combined switch. The switch remains on a steering column.
  4. Unscrew an upholstery from the bottom and unbend it.
  5. Weaken tightening a bolt of the kardanny hinge of a steering between a steering column and the kardanny hinge and beat out it.
  6. Weaken both bolts of the top fastening of a steering column on the dashboard.
  7. Remove two nuts of the bottom fastening of a steering column.
  8. Take out a steering column from the car, thus at the same time take out the bottom end from gearing with the kardanny hinge. Installation is carried out in return sequence. At first establish the kardanny hinge on a steering shaft and tighten a bolt.
  9. Establish the top and bottom fastenings and tighten bolts. Get a steering wheel on a shaft according to labels and tighten a nut of a steering wheel with effort of 30-40 N • m, at the same time holding a steering wheel. After installation of a steering wheel make a trial trip and check, that spokes of a steering wheel occupied the correct situation. Otherwise again remove a steering wheel and rearrange on one or two teeth.

Check of a steering column

If there is a suspicion on deformation of a steering column (for example, after failure), it is possible to measure a pipe of a steering shaft. For this purpose measure the size "A" (see an illustration below). If this size lies outside the limits of 556.2 - 557.8 mm, the steering column is deformed and should be replaced.

To measure a steering column between the arrows "and".

When folding the top support of a steering column also is deformed. In a normal case carving loose leaves settle down level with a fastening collar. If they are shifted, the column is deformed.