AMC Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1988 Repair Information

Manual Steering Gear


See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Location of the manual steering gear fill hole

The level of lubricant in the steering gear box doesn't need to be checked unless you notice leakage. An oily film is not important, but escaping grease is. To check the level:

  1. Wipe off the gearbox until you can see one cover bolt between the words check lube. Sometimes there is a filler plug.
  3. With the wheels turned all the way to the left, remove the cover bolt or filler plug.

Don't remove the locknut in the center or you will mess up the gearbox adjustment. Don't take the cover off.

  1. If you can see grease, there is enough. If not, fill the chassis grease through the hole.
  3. Torque the cover bolt to 25-40 ft. lb. if you have a torque wrench. If not, just pull it down firmly but gently.