GM Cutlass RWD 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Manual Steering Gear

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the steering shaft coupling.
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  3. Remove the pitman arm with a puller after marking the arm-to-shaft relationship.
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  5. Remove the steering gear-to-frame mounting bolts and remove the steering gear.
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  7. Reverse the removal steps to install the steering gear. Tighten the frame mounting bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (94 Nm) Tighten the pitman shaft nut to 180 ft. lbs. (244 Nm) and the steering coupling nuts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm)
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of a manual steering gear

 
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