Download Steering – Gearbox Removal Precautions All Models equipped with SRS Airbag Introduction The following information is provided to supplement the Repair Manual procedure for removing/installing the steering gearbox or rack and pinion on vehicles equipped with a driver’s side Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Airbag. CAUTION :When the intermediate shaft is disconnected and the steering wheel is turned freely, the SRS spiral cable may be broken Therefore, as a precaution, make sure to pass the driver’s seat belt through the steering wheel to prevent it from turning freely, as shown below. After working on SRS/Steering components, always check the operation of the SRS Warning Light. Refer to the appropriate repair manual If any diagnostic trouble codes are recorded. Affected Vehicles Tercel, Paseo, Corolla, MR2, Celica, Camry, Avalon, Supra, Previa, Sienna, RAV4, 4Runner, Tacoma, T-100 & Land Cruiser equipped with a driver’s side SRS Airbag. Repair Procedure 1. Position the front wheels facing straight ahead. 2. Using the driver’s seat belt, set the steering wheel so that it does not turn (see Fig. 1). 3. Paint match marks on the intermediate shaft and control valve shaft (see Fig. 2).