Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Manual Steering Gear

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ADJUSTMENTS



1967-68 Saginaw 525D

See Figures 1 and 2

There are two possible adjustments: the worm bearing preload, along with the ball nut and sector mesh. The worm bearing preload must be adjusted first.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Steering adjustment points



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Fig. Fig. 2: The worm bearing preload must be adjusted first

You can check the steering gear adjustment without removing the gear from the truck as follows:

  1. Place the wheels in a straight ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Matchmark and disconnect the Pitman arm from the gear shaft.
  4.  
  5. Remove the horn button and spring.
  6.  
  7. Make sure that there is no binding in the steering column.
  8.  
  9. Place an inch pound torque wrench on the steering wheel nut.
  10.  
  11. Turn the steering shaft with the torque wrench 2 full turns to either side of center, and check the torque necessary to turn the shaft back over the center point. If the torque (preload) is 5-9 inch lbs. (0.56-1.00 Nm) the gear is properly adjusted.
  12.  

WORM BEARING PRELOAD
  1. The Pitman arm must be removed.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the sector shaft adjuster locknut and back out the adjuster screw 2 turns.
  4.  
  5. Turn the steering wheel 2 complete turns to either side of center.
  6.  


WARNING
Never turn the steering wheel hard against either stop with the Pitman arm disconnected. Damage to the gear will result!

  1. With an inch pound torque wrench, turn the steering shaft at least 1 turn toward center and note the turning torque. The torque should be 5-9 inch lbs. (0.56-1.00 Nm). If not, turn the adjuster screw clockwise to increase, or counterclockwise to decrease, the preload.
  2.  
  3. Hold the adjuster screw and torque the locknut to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Recheck the preload. If the preload has changed, redo the adjustment.
  6.  

BALL NUT AND SECTOR GEAR MESH
  1. Complete the worm bearing preload adjustment first.
  2.  
  3. Turn the steering wheel gently from one lock to the other. Count the number of turns. Turn the wheel back exactly to the midpoint of its travel.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the sector shaft adjuster locknut. Turn the sector shaft adjusting screw, which is located on the housing cover, clockwise until there is no lash present between the ball nut and sector teeth. Tighten the locknut to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Using an inch pound torque wrench on the steering shaft nut, rotate the steering wheel one-quarter turn away from the center. Note the torque required to turn the wheel through center. The reading should be 10-18 inch lbs. (1-2 Nm). Turn the sector shaft adjustment screw, if required, to obtain the correct preload. Hold the adjusting nut and tighten the locknut to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Recheck the torque load. If the load has changed, redo the adjustment.
  10.  
  11. Once the adjustments are completed, straighten the front wheels and install the Pitman arm.
  12.  

Not only should the front wheels be straight-ahead, but both the steering gear and steering wheel should be centered, as well.

  1. Tighten the Pitman arm securing nut to 175 ft. lbs. (237 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the horn button, ring, or trim pad on the steering wheel.
  4.  

1967-68 Gemmer B-60 and Y5 and 375
WORM BEARING PRELOAD
  1. The Pitman arm must be removed.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the sector shaft adjuster locknut and back out the adjuster screw 2 turns.
  4.  
  5. Turn the steering wheel 2 complete turns to either side of center.
  6.  


WARNING
Never turn the steering wheel hard against either stop with the Pitman arm disconnected. Damage to the gear will result!

  1. With an inch pound torque wrench, turn the steering shaft through the center point and note the turning torque. The torque should be 7-14 inch lbs. (0.78-1.5 Nm). If not, add or remove shims beneath the lower worm bearing cover. Shims are available in 0.0025 in. (0.063mm), 0.0055 in. (0.139mm) and 0.010 in. (0.25mm) thicknesses.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the worm bearing cover bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Recheck the preload. If the preload has changed, redo the adjustment.
  6.  

CROSS-SHAFT GEAR OR ROLLER-TO-WORM MESH
  1. Disconnect the Pitman arm.
  2.  
  3. Counting the number of complete turns, turn the steering wheel completely from one lock to the other. Turn it GENTLY!
  4.  
  5. Turn the wheel back from either stop, 1 / 2 the total number of turns.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the cross-shaft adjusting screw locknut, and turn the adjusting screw in until all lash is removed. Tighten the locknut.
  8.  
  9. Turn the steering wheel 1 turn off of center.
  10.  
  11. Using an inch pound torque wrench on the steering wheel nut, measure the torque needed to rotate the wheel over center. The torque reading should be 20-27 inch lbs. (2.3-3 Nm). If not, turn the adjusting screw until the correct torque id obtained.
  12.  
  13. When the adjustment is complete, hold the adjusting screw and tighten the locknut to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Recheck the adjustment. If the load has changed, redo the adjustment.
  16.  
  17. Install the Pitman arm and torque the nut to 250 ft. lbs. (338 Nm).
  18.  

1969-73 Ross 24J

See Figure 3

The worm bearing preload adjustment is performed with the gear out of the truck. The gear shaft adjustment can be performed with the gear in the truck. The worm bearing adjustment must be performed first, however.



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Fig. Fig. 3: Steering adjustment points

Worm bearing preload can be checked with the gear in the truck as follows:

  1. Place the wheels in a straight-ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Matchmark and disconnect the Pitman arm from the gear shaft.
  4.  
  5. Remove the horn button and spring.
  6.  
  7. Make sure that there is no binding in the steering column.
  8.  
  9. Place an inch pound torque wrench on the steering wheel nut.
  10.  
  11. Turn the steering shaft with the torque wrench 2 full turns to either side of center, and check the torque necessary to turn the shaft back over the center point. If the torque (preload) is 5-10 inch lbs. (0.56-1.10mm), the gear is properly adjusted.
  12.  

WORM BEARING PRELOAD
  1. The Pitman arm must be removed.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the cross-shaft adjuster locknut, then back out the adjuster screw 2 turns.
  4.  
  5. Turn the steering wheel 2 complete turns to either side of center.
  6.  


WARNING
Never turn the steering wheel hard against either stop with the Pitman arm disconnected. Damage to the gear will result!

  1. With an inch pound torque wrench, turn the steering shaft through the center point and note the turning torque. The torque should be 5-10 inch lbs. (0.56-1.10 Nm). If not, add or remove shims beneath the wormshaft cover. Shims are available in 0.0025 in. (0.063mm), 0.0055 in. (0.139mm) and 0.010 in. (0.25mm) thicknesses.
  2.  

  1. Tighten the worm shaft cover bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Recheck the preload. If the preload has changed, re-do the adjustment.
  4.  

GEAR SHAFT (CROSS-SHAFT)
  1. Disconnect the Pitman arm.
  2.  
  3. Counting the number of complete turns, turn the steering wheel completely from one lock to the other. Turn it GENTLY!
  4.  
  5. Turn the wheel back from either stop, 1 / 2 the total number of turns.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the cross-shaft adjusting screw locknut, then turn the adjusting screw in until all lash is removed. Tighten the locknut.
  8.  
  9. Turn the steering wheel 1 turn off of center.
  10.  
  11. Using an inch pound torque wrench on the steering wheel nut, measure the torque needed to rotate the wheel over center. The torque reading should be 7-11 inch lbs. (0.78-1.2 Nm) more than the worm bearing preload. If not, turn the adjusting screw until the correct torque is obtained.
  12.  
  13. When the adjustment is complete, hold the adjusting screw and tighten the locknut to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Recheck the adjustment. If the load has changed, redo the adjustment.
  16.  
  17. Install the Pitman arm and torque the nut to 95-145 ft. lbs. (128-196 Nm).
  18.  

1969-77 Ross 376 (35J)

See Figure 4

WORM BEARING PRELOAD
  1. The Pitman arm must be removed.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the cross-shaft adjuster locknut, then back out the adjuster screw 2 turns.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 4: Ross 376 (35J) steering gear

  1. Turn the steering wheel 2 complete turns to either side of center.
  2.  


WARNING
Never turn the steering wheel hard against either stop with the Pitman arm disconnected. Damage to the gear will result!

  1. With an inch pound torque wrench, turn the steering shaft through the center point and note the turning torque. The torque should be 7-14 inch lbs. (0.78-1.5 Nm). If not, add or remove shims beneath the wormshaft cover. Shims are available in 0.0025 in. (0.063mm), 0.0055 in. (0.139mm) and 0.010 in. (0.25mm) thicknesses.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the worm shaft cover bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Recheck the preload. If the preload has changed, re-do the adjustment.
  6.  

SECTOR SHAFT GEAR OR ROLLER-TO-WORM MESH
  1. Disconnect the Pitman arm.
  2.  
  3. Counting the number of complete turns, turn the steering wheel completely from one lock to the other. Turn it GENTLY!
  4.  
  5. Turn the wheel back from either stop, 1 / 2 the total number of turns.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the cross-shaft adjusting screw locknut, then turn the adjusting screw in until all lash is removed. Tighten the locknut.
  8.  
  9. Turn the steering wheel 1 turn off of center.
  10.  
  11. Using an inch pound torque wrench on the steering wheel nut, measure the torque needed to rotate the wheel over center. The torque reading should be 20-27 inch lbs. (2.2-3 Nm). If not, turn the adjusting screw until the correct torque is obtained.
  12.  
  13. When the adjustment is complete, hold the adjusting screw and tighten the locknut to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Recheck the adjustment. If the load has changed, redo the adjustment.
  16.  
  17. Install the Pitman arm and torque the nut to 135 ft. lbs. (182 Nm).
  18.  

1974-88 Saginaw 525

See Figures 5 and 6

WORM BEARING PRELOAD
  1. The Pitman arm must be removed.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the sector shaft adjuster locknut and back out the adjuster screw 2 turns.
  4.  
  5. Remove the horn pad and spring.
  6.  
  7. Turn the steering wheel to the right stop, then turn it back 1 / 2 turn.
  8.  


WARNING
Never turn the steering wheel hard against either stop with the Pitman arm disconnected. Damage to the gear will result!

  1. With an inch pound torque wrench, turn the steering shaft at least 1 turn toward center and note the turning torque. The torque should be 4-6 inch lbs. (0.44-0.67 Nm). If not, turn the adjuster screw clockwise to increase, or counterclockwise to decrease, the preload.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 5: Adjusting the thrust bearing preload on power steering



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Fig. Fig. 6: Sector shaft overcenter adjustment

  1. Hold the adjuster screw and torque the locknut to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Recheck the preload. If the preload has changed, re-do the adjustment.
  4.  

BALL NUT AND SECTOR GEAR MESH

See Figure 7

  1. Complete the worm bearing preload adjustment first.
  2.  
  3. Turn the steering wheel gently from one lock to the other. Count the number of turns. Turn the wheel back exactly to the midpoint of its travel.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the sector shaft adjuster locknut. Turn the sector shaft adjusting screw, which is located on the housing cover, clockwise until there is no lash present between the ball nut and sector teeth. Tighten the locknut to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Using an inch pound torque wrench on the steering shaft nut, rotate the steering wheel 1 / 4 turn away from the center. Note the torque required to turn the wheel through center. The reading should be 14 inch lbs. (1.5 Nm). Turn the sector shaft adjustment screw, if required, to obtain the correct preload. Hold the adjusting nut and tighten the locknut to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Recheck the torque load. If the load has changed, redo the adjustment.
  10.  
  11. Once the adjustments are completed, straighten the front wheels and install the Pitman arm.
  12.  

Not only should the front wheels be straight-ahead, but both the steering gear and the steering wheel should be centered, as well.

  1. Tighten the Pitman arm securing nut to 180 ft. lbs. (243 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the horn button, ring, or trim pad on the steering wheel.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 7: Steering linkage/front end torque specifications-1967-71 2WD trucks

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1967-68 D100/W100, D200/W200, and D300 With Saginaw 525D Recirculating Ball-Type

  1. Raise and safely support the front end on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Place the wheels in a straight ahead position.
  4.  
  5. Matchmark the Pitman arm and steering gear.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the arm from the gear.
  8.  
  9. Remove the gear-to-frame bolts.
  10.  
  11. Support the gear and remove the wormshaft-to-steering shaft coupling bolt.
  12.  
  13. Matchmark the wormshaft and steering shaft.
  14.  
  15. Tap the coupling upward with a soft mallet until it is free, then remove the gear.
  16.  
  17. Installation is the reverse of removal. When installing the gear, make sure that the gear shaft is centered. To find the center, rotate the gear shaft from lock-to-lock with a ratchet and socket, counting the total number of revolutions necessary. Turn the shaft back from either lock, 1 / 2 the total number of lock-to-lock turns. Make sure that all matchmarks are aligned.
  18.  

Tighten the coupling bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm). Tighten the Pitman arm-to-gear nut to 175 ft. lbs. (237 Nm).

Tighten the steering gear mounting bolts as follows:



7 / 16 -20: 40-70 ft. lbs. (54-94 Nm)
 
1 / 2 -20: 65-105 ft. lbs. (88-142 Nm)
 
9 / 16 -18: 90-140 ft. lbs. (122-189 Nm)
 

1967-68 W300 With Gemmer Y5D-375 Worm and Sector Gear
WITH LONG WORM SHAFT
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2.  
  3. Place the wheels in a straight ahead position.
  4.  
  5. Remove the steering wheel.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect all wiring at the steering column.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the shift linkage at the column.
  10.  
  11. Remove the column-to-instrument panel clamp.
  12.  
  13. Matchmark the Pitman arm and steering gear.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the drag link from the Pitman arm.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the Pitman arm from the gear.
  18.  
  19. Remove the transmission shift linkage.
  20.  
  21. Support the gear and remove the mounting bolts.
  22.  
  23. Lower the gear and jacket tube assembly from the truck.
  24.  

To install:

Make sure that the gear shaft is centered. To find the center, rotate the gear shaft from lock-to-lock with a ratchet and socket, counting the total number of revolutions necessary. Turn the shaft back from either lock,1/2the total number of lock-to-lock turns.

  1. Guide the jacket tube through the floor panel and position the gear on the frame.
  2.  
  3. Install the mounting bolts. Don't tighten them yet.
  4.  
  5. Install and tighten the column-to-instrument panel bolts.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the gear to frame bolts as follows:

    7 / 16 -20: 40-70 ft. lbs. (54-94 Nm)
     
    1 / 2 -20: 65-105 ft. lbs. (88-106 Nm)
     
    9 / 16 -18: 90-140 ft. lbs. (121-189 Nm)
     

  8.  
  9. Tighten the coupling bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm). Loosen the column-to-instrument panel bolts. If the column tube shifted when the bolts were loosened, reposition the column bracket. Tighten the bolts.
  10.  
  11. Connect all wiring.
  12.  
  13. Install the steering wheel.
  14.  
  15. Connect and adjust the shift linkage.
  16.  
  17. Install the Pitman arm. Tighten the nut to 175-245 ft. lbs. (237-332 Nm). Connect the drag link. Torque the nut to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm). Install a new cotter pin.
  18.  

WITH SHORT WORM SHAFT
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the front end on jackstands.
  4.  
  5. Place the wheels in a straight-ahead position.
  6.  
  7. Matchmark the steering shaft coupling and wormshaft.
  8.  
  9. Remove the coupling bolt.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  12.  
  13. Move the steering column upwards to free the coupling from the wormshaft. Refer to the steering column removal and installation procedure.
  14.  
  15. Matchmark the Pitman arm and gear.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the Pitman arm from the gear shaft.
  18.  
  19. Unfasten the 3 mounting bolts and remove the gear.
  20.  
  21. Installation is the reverse of removal. Make sure that the gear shaft is centered. To find the center, rotate the gear shaft from lock-to-lock with a ratchet and socket, counting the total number of revolutions necessary. Turn the shaft back from either lock, 1 / 2 the total number of lock-to-lock turns. Tighten the steering shaft coupling bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm); the Pitman arm clamp bolt to 170 ft. lbs. (230 Nm); the Pitman arm nut to 245 ft. lbs. (332 Nm).
  22.  

1967-68 W300 With Gemmer B-60 Worm and Sector Gear
WITH LONG WORM SHAFT
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2.  
  3. Place the wheels in a straight-ahead position.
  4.  
  5. Remove the steering wheel.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect all wiring at the steering column.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the shift linkage at the column.
  10.  
  11. Remove the column-to-instrument panel clamp.
  12.  
  13. Matchmark the Pitman arm and steering gear.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the drag link from the Pitman arm.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the Pitman arm from the gear.
  18.  
  19. Remove the transmission shift linkage.
  20.  
  21. Support the gear and remove the mounting bolts.
  22.  
  23. Lower the gear and jacket tube assembly from the truck.
  24.  

To install:

Make sure that the gear shaft is centered. To find the center, rotate the gear shaft from lock-to-lock with a ratchet and socket, counting the total number of revolutions necessary. Turn the shaft back from either lock,1/2the total number of lock-to-lock turns.

  1. Guide the jacket tube through the floor panel and position the gear on the frame.
  2.  
  3. Install the mounting bolts. Don't tighten them yet.
  4.  
  5. Install and tighten the column-to-instrument panel bolts.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the gear-to-frame bolts as follows:

    7 / 16 -20: 40-70 ft. lbs. (54-94 Nm)
     
    1 / 2 -20: 65-105 ft. lbs. (88-106 Nm)
     
    9 / 16 -18: 90-140 ft. lbs. (121-189 Nm)
     

  8.  
  9. Tighten the coupling bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm). Loosen the column-to-instrument panel bolts. If the column tube shifted when the bolts were loosened, reposition the column bracket. Tighten the bolts.
  10.  
  11. Connect all wiring.
  12.  
  13. Install the steering wheel.
  14.  
  15. Connect and adjust the shift linkage.
  16.  
  17. Install the Pitman arm. Tighten the nut to 175-245 ft. lbs. (237-332 Nm). Connect the drag link. Torque the nut to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm). Install a new cotter pin.
  18.  

WITH SHORT WORM SHAFT
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the front end on jackstands.
  4.  
  5. Place the wheels in a straight ahead position.
  6.  
  7. Matchmark the steering shaft coupling and wormshaft.
  8.  
  9. Remove the coupling bolt.
  10.  
  11. Move the steering column upwards to free the coupling from the wormshaft. Refer to the steering column removal and installation procedure.
  12.  
  13. Matchmark the Pitman arm and gear.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the Pitman arm from the gear shaft.
  16.  
  17. Unfasten the 3 mounting bolts and remove the gear.
  18.  
  19. Installation is the reverse of removal. Make sure that the gear shaft is centered. To find the center, rotate the gear shaft from lock-to-lock with a ratchet and socket, counting the total number of revolutions necessary. Turn the shaft back from either lock, 1 / 2 the total number of lock-to-lock turns. Tighten the steering shaft coupling bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm); the Pitman arm clamp bolt to 170 ft. lbs. (230 Nm); the Pitman arm nut to 245 ft. lbs. (332 Nm).
  20.  

1969-73 D100/W100, D200/W200 and D300 With Ross 24J Worm and Roller-Type

  1. Place the wheels in a straight-ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the bolts at the steering column support bracket.
  4.  
  5. Remove the floor plate bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the bolt from the wormshaft coupling.
  8.  
  9. Matchmark the wormshaft and coupling.
  10.  
  11. Matchmark the Pitman arm and gear shaft.
  12.  
  13. Remove the Pitman arm.
  14.  
  15. Tap the coupling assembly and column upwards with a soft mallet until the coupling is free of the wormshaft.
  16.  
  17. Support the gear and remove the 3 mounting bolts. Remove the gear.
  18.  
  19. Installation is the reverse of removal. When installing the gear, make sure that the gear shaft is centered. To find the center, rotate the gear shaft from lock-to-lock with a ratchet and socket, counting the total number of revolutions necessary. Turn the shaft back from either lock, 1 / 2 the total number of lock-to-lock turns. Align the matchmarks. Tighten the coupling bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm). Tighten the Pitman arm to:

    7 / 8 -14 nut: 95-145 ft. lbs. (128-196 Nm)
     
    1-14 nut: 175-245 ft. lbs. (237-332 Nm)
     

  20.  

Tighten the steering gear mounting bolts to:



7 / 16 -20: 40-70 ft. lbs. (54-94 Nm)
 
1 / 2 -20: 65-105 ft. lbs. (88-142 Nm)
 
9 / 16 -18: 90-140 ft. lbs. (121-189 Nm)
 

1969-77 W300 With Ross 376 Worm and Roller Type
  1. Place the wheels in a straight ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wormshaft coupling bolt.
  4.  
  5. Matchmark the wormshaft and coupling.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the turn signal and horn wire connectors at the column.
  8.  
  9. Loosen the column bracket bolts and move the column upwards until the coupling is free of the wormshaft.
  10.  
  11. Matchmark the Pitman arm and gear shaft.
  12.  
  13. Remove the Pitman arm from the gear shaft.
  14.  
  15. Support the gear and remove the 3 mounting bolts. Remove the gear.
  16.  
  17. When installing the gear, make sure that the gear shaft is centered. To find the center, rotate the gear shaft from lock-to-lock with a ratchet and socket, counting the total number of revolutions necessary. Turn the shaft back from either lock, 1 / 2 the total number of lock-to-lock turns. Align all matchmarks. Tighten the coupling bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm). On pot-type joints, the steering shaft should be centered in the joint to ensure adequate travel. Tighten the gear shaft clamp bolt to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm); the Pitman arm nut to 135 ft. lbs. (183 Nm).
  18.  

1974-77 D100/W100, D200/W200 and D300, as well as All 1978-88 Models With Saginaw 525 Recirculating Ball-Type

  1. Place the wheels in a straight-ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Matchmark the wormshaft coupling.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 2 wormshaft coupling bolts.
  6.  
  7. Matchmark the Pitman arm and gear shaft.
  8.  
  9. Remove the Pitman arm.
  10.  
  11. Support the gear, unfasten the mounting bolts and remove the gear.
  12.  
  13. Position the gear-to-frame and install the mounting bolts.
  14.  
  15. Install the Pitman arm and place the wheels in the straight-ahead position.
  16.  
  17. Place the steering wheel in the straight ahead position. Install the worm shaft to the column coupling bolts.
  18.  
  19. Install the coupling bolts. Tighten the coupling bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm); the Pitman arm nut to 180 ft. lbs. (244 Nm); the steering gear mounting bolts to 55 ft. lbs. (74 Nm) for 1974-77, or 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm) for 1978-88 models.
  20.  

 
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