ION, L-Series, S-Series 1999-2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Turn the steering wheel to the straight ahead position, remove the key and lock the steering wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    Do not rotate the intermediate shaft once it is disconnected from the gear as damage may occur.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Both front wheels
     



    Intermediate shaft from the steering gear pinch bolt
     
    Shaft from the gear
     
    Tie rods from the knuckles
     
    Steering gear bolts
     
    Steering gear through the left side wheel opening
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering gear through the left wheel opening
     
    Steering gear bolts to torque the fasteners to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
     
    Intermediate shaft to the steering gear and torque the new pinch bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Tie rod ends to the steering knuckle and torque the nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) plus an additional 180 degrees
     
    Wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Check the alignment and adjust if necessary.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Turn the steering wheel to the straight ahead position, remove the key and lock the steering wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    Do not rotate the intermediate shaft once it is disconnected from the gear as damage may occur.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Both front wheels
     



    Intermediate shaft from the steering gear pinch bolt
     
    Shaft from the gear
     
    Tie rods from the knuckles
     
    Steering gear bolts
     
    Steering gear through the left side wheel opening
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering gear through the left wheel opening
     
    Steering gear bolts to torque the fasteners to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
     
    Intermediate shaft to the steering gear and torque the new pinch bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Tie rod ends to the steering knuckle and torque the nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) plus an additional 180 degrees
     
    Wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Check the alignment and adjust if necessary.
  4.  

 
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