Nissan Patrol, Ford Maverick

1988-1997 of release

Repair and car operation

Nissan Patrol and Ford Maverik
+ Cars of the Nissan Patrol and Ford Maverick series
+ Diagnostics of malfunctions
+ Settings and routine maintenance
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating and air conditioning
+ the Power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ Systems of decrease in toxicity of the fulfilled gases
+ Systems of electric equipment of the engine
+ Transmission
+ Coupling
+ Brake system
- Forward and back bridges, running gear and steering
   + Peredny Bridge and suspension bracket
   + Forward suspension bracket of spring type
   + the Forward suspension bracket on screw springs
   + Back bridge and suspension bracket
   + Back suspension bracket of spring type
   + the Back suspension bracket on screw springs
   - Steering
      Primary checks
      The elementary checks and adjustments
      Removal and installation of a steering wheel
      Service of a steering column
      Removal and installation of the flexible coupling of a steering shaft
      Service of assembly of the steering mechanism
      Removal and installation of the steering pump
      Service of components of a steering drive
      Removal and installation of a steering damper
      Service of the pendular lever of cross-section steering draft
      Corners of installation of forward wheels (geometry of a forward suspension bracket and steering drive)
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment


General information

On cars of considered models the hydrostrengthened steering mechanism with a circulating ball and a nut is applied. The steering pump of lopastny type in the necessary provides supply of hydraulic liquid (oil) on the relevant party of the case of the valve established in the steering mechanism. Thus increasing hydraulic pressure helps moving of mechanical components of a drive, management with which is made also as well as in case of a manual steering.

Supply of oil in the steering mechanism is provided with the pump continuously. In normal conditions maintenance of a stream of oil needs very insignificant pressure that guarantees the minimum selection of engine capacity. During implementation of a parking of the car or turn commission the rotary valve built in a worm shaft blocks a free stream of oil, providing almost instant increase of pressure.

The design of a drive of a steering is rather simple. Its structure includes cross-section steering draft, connecting draft and a steering damper. Possibility of greasing of spherical hinges is provided - to turn out caps enough and to establish instead of them special unions for connection of the lubricant gun.

The worm shaft of the steering mechanism is connected to a shaft of a steering column by means of the flexible coupling (placement of the steering mechanism on the car is shown on an accompanying illustration).

Components of the steering mechanism and the steering pump do not need greasing. In default hydrostrengthening systems the steering continues to function in a usual mode, however necessary for turn of a steering wheel the effort thus increases. As greasing of internal components of the steering mechanism and the pump is provided with hydraulic liquid, at loss of capacity of hydrostrengthening it is necessary to reveal immediately a source of leakage of liquid and to eliminate its reason in order to avoid wear and failure of mechanical components.

Models of late years of release (since 1992) with bodies such as Utilitya (Van) (Utility) and the Mini-truck (Cab-Chassis) as an additional complete set can be equipped with a suspension bracket on screw springs. The steering drive of the same design, as on models with type bodies Hardtop (Hardtop) and the Versatile person (Station Wagon) is thus used. Performance of all procedures is made also as it is described in the text given below appropriate sections.

The steering mechanism on models of late years of release was modified. The order of performance of all procedures remains to the same that is stated in appropriate section of this Part of Head Forward and back bridges, a running gear and a steering, taking into account stipulated in the text of the Section of the moments.