Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1989-1996 Repair Guide

Power 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. Disconnect and plug the power steering fluid lines.
  6.  
  7. Remove the coupling pin.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Rack-and-pinion mounting location-2WD Dakota models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Details of the power rack-and-pinion unit-2WD Dakota

  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). Refill the power steering pump.
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