GM Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Information

Manual Steering Gear

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
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  3. Set the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
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  5. Disconnect the flexible coupling shield.
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  7. Remove the attaching nut and remove the adapter.
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  9. Remove the flexible coupling pinch bolt.
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  11. Mark the relationship of the Pitman arm to the Pitman shaft.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Manual steering gear-C/K-Series

  1. Remove the Pitman shaft nut and then remove the Pitman arm from the Pitman shaft, using a puller.
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  3. Remove the steering gear to frame bolts and remove the gear assembly.
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To install:
  1. Place the steering gear in position, guiding the wormshaft into the flexible coupling.
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  3. Install the steering gear to frame bolts and tighten to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
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  5. Install the flexible coupling pinch bolt. The bolt must pass through the cutout in the wormshaft. Tighten the pinch bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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  7. Install the adapter on the gear box. Tighten the nut to 5 inch lbs.
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  9. Connect the flexible coupling shield.
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  11. Install the Pitman arm onto the Pitman shaft, lining up the marks made at removal. Install the Pitman shaft nut and tighten it to 185 ft. lbs. (250 Nm).
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