Camaro, Firebird, 1999 - 2002

Power Rack & Pinion Steering Gear

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Serpentine belt
     
    Air intake resonator
     
    Front wheels
     
    Outer tie rod ends from the knuckles
     
    Alternator
     
    Left side engine mount through bolt
     
    Inlet and outlet hoses from the steering gear
     
    Steering gear coupling shaft from the steering gear
     

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  5. Steering gear retainers

    Steering gear from the vehicle

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    Fig. Exploded view of the power steering gear mounting

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering gear and its retainers
     
    Steering gear to the crossmember. Torque the bolts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
     
    Steering gear to the coupling shaft. Torque the bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
     
    Inlet and outlet hoses to the steering gear. Torque the hoses to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
     
    Left side engine mount through bolt
     
    Alternator
     
    Outer tie rod ends to the steering knuckle. Torque the nuts to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
     
    Front wheels
     
    Serpentine belt
     
    Air intake resonator
     

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  3. Refill and bleed the power steering system.
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