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4 wheel steering warning light has come on (1997 2.2 vtec) and rear steering is now fixed in straight ahead position. Is there anything simple that I should look at or will it need Honda computer diagnostics and all that? Supeficial inspectiom shows nothing hanging of, broken or disconnected. Regards Gordon

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Personally, I would take it to a shop for diagnostics or at least a code reading. This is computer controlled, so it may not necessarily be a hard part issue in the rear steering.

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STEERING Steering Wheel REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Without Air Bag EXCEPT F-SUPER DUTY STRIPPED CHASSIS MODELS AND MOTOR HOME CHASSIS MODELS Fig. 1: Remove the screws from behind the wheel - F-150 model without air bag 88288p12.jpg
Fig. 2: Pull away the cover with the wiring still connected 88288p13.jpg
Fig. 3: Disconnect the wiring at the steering wheel 88288p14.jpg
Fig. 4: Matchmark the steering wheel 88288p15.jpg
Fig. 5: Remove the center nut from the steering wheel 88288p16.jpg
Fig. 6: Use a steering wheel puller to remove the wheel 88288p17.jpg
Fig. 7: Remove the steering wheel from the shaft 88288p18.jpg
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