Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1989-1996 Repair Guide

Manual Rack and Pinion Steering Gear

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Dakota

See Figures 1 and 2

This procedure applies to 2WD Dakota models only.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tie rod ends from the steering knuckle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the coupling pin.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Details of the manual rack-and-pinion unit-2WD Dakota models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Rack-and-pinion mounting location-2WD Dakota models

  1. Remove the bolts attaching the rack to the crossmember.
  2.  
  3. Remove the gear from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. The installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Tighten the mounting bolts to 150 ft. lbs. (203 Nm).
  6.  

 
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