Aveo 2004-2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Position the tires straight ahead by turning the steering wheel.
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  3. Remove the intermediate shaft.
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  5. Remove the front tires.
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  7. Drain the power steering fluid from the rack and pinion.

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    Fig. Disconnect the steering gear inlet and outlet pipe fittings

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  9. Disconnect the steering gear inlet and outlet pipe fittings.

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    Fig. Remove the outer tie rod hex nuts

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  11. Remove the outer tie rod hex nuts.

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    Fig. Remove the ball joint hex nuts and disconnect the stabilizer shaft from the knuckle by removing the stabilizer shaft link assembly

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  13. Remove the ball joint hex nuts and disconnect the stabilizer shaft from the knuckle by removing the stabilizer shaft link assembly.
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  15. Remove the cross member by removing the nuts and bolts to the underbody.
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  17. Remove the rack and pinion assembly by disconnecting the steering gear retaining bracket nuts.
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To install:

  1. Install the rack and pinion assembly by connecting the steering gear retaining bracket nuts.
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  3. Tighten the steering gear retaining bracket nuts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  5. Install the cross member by tightening the nuts and bolts to the underbody. Tighten
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  7. Tighten the cross member by tightening the nuts and bolts to the underbody to 111 ft. lbs. (150 Nm).
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  9. Install the ball joint hex nuts and connect the stabilizer shaft to the knuckle by tightening the bolt with stabilizer shaft link assembly.

    Tighten the ball joint hex nuts to knuckle to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
     
    Tighten the bolts of the stabilizer shaft to the knuckle 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
     

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  11. Install the outer tie rod hex nuts.
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  13. Tighten the outer tie rod hex nuts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
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  15. Connect the steering gear inlet and outlet pipe fittings.
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  17. Tighten the nuts of the steering gear inlet and outlet pipe fittings to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm). Install the front tires.
    NOTE
    When adding fluid or making a complete fluid change, always use a power steering fluid meeting GM Spec. No. 9985010 or equivalent. Fluid for cold climates is also available through GM Dealerships; refer to Specifications for further information. Failure to use the proper power steering fluid can cause power steering hose and seal damage, fluid leaks and pump failure.

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  19. Refill the power steering fluid.
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  21. Install the intermediate shaft.
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  23. Install the steering wheel and column.
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  25. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  27. Inspect the vehicle.
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  29. Measure the wheel alignment.
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  31. If necessary, adjust the front toe.
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