- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
- Turn the front wheels to the straight-ahead position.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
Clamp the steering wheel in the center position with some type of holding device.
Intermediate shaft from the steering column coupler
If equipped with speed proportional steering, disconnect the wiring from the solenoid control valve on the end of the steering gear under the master cylinder.
NOTEIt may be helpful to loosen the 2 bolts attaching the right mounting bracket to the steering gear in order the clear the air conditioning lines.
Master cylinder from the booster and position it to the side without disconnecting the fluid lines
4 steering gear mounting bolts (2 on each side)
Move the steering gear and intermediate shaft into the engine compartment to gain access to the roll pin.
NOTESpecial tools are commercially available for removing roll pins.
NOTEIf equipped with a 2.7L engine, turn the left front tire towards the left as far as possible to provide clearance.
Roll pin and separate the intermediate shaft from the steering gear
Slide the right end of the steering gear out through the tie rod hole while raising the left end of the steering gear upward.
- Position the tie rod attaching points at the center of the steering gear travel.
Install or connect the following:
NOTEIf equipped with a 2.7L engine, turn the left front tire straight-ahead.
WARNINGBe sure the spacer block in the rack is centered before connecting the tie rods to the steering gear.
Right tie rod on the steering arm and torque the nut to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm)
Tie rods to the steering gear with the washers between the rods and the steering gear. Torque the bolts to 60 ft. lbs. (82 Nm).
- Add Mopar® power steering fluid to the reservoir and let it settle for at least 2 minutes. Start the engine for a few seconds and turn it OFF . Add fluid as necessary. Repeat this procedure until the fluid level remains constant.
- Raise the front wheels off the floor and start the engine. Turn the steering from lock-to-lock several times. Do not hold the wheel in the locked position for more than 2 seconds at a time. Refill the reservoir as needed.
- Lower the vehicle and repeat the procedure. If the fluid is extremely foamy, allow the vehicle to stand with the engine OFF for a few minutes, then repeat the procedure.