Liberty, Wrangler 2006-2007

Removal & Installation

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NOTE
The steering column on vehicles with an automatic transmission may not be equipped with an internal locking shaft that allows the ignition key cylinder to be locked with the key. Alternative methods of locking the steering wheel for service will have to be used.

  1. Place the front wheels in the straight ahead position with the steering wheel centered and locked.
  2.  
  3. Siphon out as much power steering fluid as possible.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bumper shield.
  6.  
  7. Remove power steering hoses/tubes from steering gear.
  8.  
  9. Remove the column coupler shaft from the gear.
  10.  
  11. Remove pitman arm from gear.
  12.  
  13. Remove the steering gear retaining bolts and remove the gear

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    Fig. Steering gear mounting-Wrangler

  14.  

To install:

  1. Install steering gear on the frame rail and tighten bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Align and install the pitman arm and tighten nut to 185 ft. lbs. (251 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Align the column coupler shaft to steering gear Install a new coupler pinch bolt and tighten to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install power steering hoses/tubes to steering gear and tighten to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the bumper shield.
  10.  
  11. Fill power steering system to proper level.
  12.  

2-Wheel Drive, Except Diesel



  1. Siphon the power steering fluid from the power steering reservoir.
    NOTE
    The steering column on vehicles with an automatic transmission may not be equipped with an internal locking shaft that allows the ignition key cylinder to be locked with the key. Alternative methods of locking the steering wheel for service will have to be used.

  2.  
  3. Lock the steering wheel to prevent spinning of the clockspring.
  4.  
  5. Raise and support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the skid plate from under the front end to gain access to the gear.
  8.  
  9. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
    NOTE
    Mark the alignment adjusting cams and tie rod end jam nuts on the steering gear for easier installation.

  10.  
  11. Remove the tie rod end nuts.
  12.  
  13. Separate tie rod ends from the knuckles with Puller C-3894-A.
  14.  
  15. Remove the lower intermediate shaft coupler pinch bolt and slide the coupler off the gear.
  16.  
  17. Remove power steering pressure hose bracket.
  18.  
  19. Remove the power steering lines from the gear .
  20.  
  21. Remove the mounting bolts from the gear to the front cradle .
  22.  
  23. Remove the steering gear from the vehicle.
  24.  

To install:

  1. Transfer the outer tie rod ends to the new steering gear (if needed).
  2.  
  3. Install the steering gear to the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Install the gear mounting bolts to the front cradle. Tighten the gear mounting bolts to 120 ft. lbs. (162 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the power steering lines to the gear.
  8.  
  9. Install the power steering pressure hose bracket .
  10.  
  11. Install the lower coupler pinch bolt and slide the coupler on to the gear .
  12.  
  13. Install the tie rod end to the knuckle and tighten the nuts.
  14.  
  15. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  16.  
  17. Install the skid plate.
  18.  
  19. Lower the vehicle.
  20.  
  21. Unlock the steering wheel.
  22.  
  23. Fill the power steering fluid.
  24.  
  25. Reset the toe and center the steering wheel.
  26.  

4-Wheel Drive, Except Diesel



  1. Siphon the power steering fluid from the power steering reservoir.
    NOTE
    The steering column on vehicles with an automatic transmission may not be equipped with an internal locking shaft that allows the ignition key cylinder to be locked with the key. Alternative methods of locking the steering wheel for service will have to be used.

  2.  
  3. Lock the steering wheel to prevent spinning of the clockspring.
  4.  
  5. Raise and support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the skid plate from under the front end to gain access to the gear.
  8.  
  9. Remove the front tire and wheel assemblies.
    NOTE
    Mark the alignment adjusting cams for easier installation.

  10.  
  11. Remove the lower control arms.
  12.  
  13. Remove the front axle.
  14.  
  15. Remove the tie rod end nuts.
  16.  
  17. Separate tie rod ends from the knuckles with Puller C-3894-A.
  18.  
  19. Remove the intermediate shaft lower coupler pinch bolt and slide the coupler off the gear.
  20.  
  21. Remove power steering pressure hose bracket.
  22.  
  23. Remove the power steering lines from the gear .
  24.  
  25. Remove the mounting bolts from the gear to the front cradle .
  26.  
  27. Remove the steering gear from the vehicle.
  28.  

To install:

  1. Transfer the tie rod ends to the new steering gear (if needed).
  2.  
  3. Install the steering gear to the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Install the gear mounting bolts
  6.  
  7. to the front cradle. Tighten the gear mounting bolts to 120 ft. lbs. (162 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the power steering lines to the gear.
  10.  
  11. Install the power steering pressure hose bracket .
  12.  
  13. Install the lower coupler bolt and slide the coupler on to the gear .
  14.  
  15. Install the tie rod end to the knuckle and tighten the nuts.
  16.  
  17. Install the front axle.
  18.  
  19. Install the lower control arms.
  20.  
  21. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  22.  
  23. Install the skid plate.
  24.  
  25. Lower the vehicle.
  26.  
  27. Unlock the steering wheel.
  28.  
  29. Fill the power steering fluid.
  30.  
  31. Reset the toe and center the steering wheel.
  32.  

Diesel Engine



  1. Siphon the power steering fluid from the power steering reservoir.
    NOTE
    The steering column on vehicles with an automatic transmission may not be equipped with an internal locking shaft that allows the ignition key cylinder to be locked with the key. Alternative methods of locking the steering wheel for service will have to be used.

  2.  
  3. Lock the steering wheel to prevent spinning of the clockspring.
  4.  
  5. Raise and support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the skid plate from under the front end to gain access to the gear
  8.  
  9. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
    NOTE
    Mark the alignment adjusting cams for easier installation.

  10.  
  11. Remove the lower control arms.
  12.  
  13. Remove the front axle.
  14.  
  15. Remove the tie rod end nuts.
  16.  
  17. Separate tie rod ends from the knuckles with Puller C-3894-A.
  18.  
  19. Remove the lower coupler pinch bolt and slide the coupler off the gear.
  20.  
  21. Remove power steering pressure hose bracket.
  22.  
  23. Remove the power steering lines from the gear.
  24.  
  25. Remove the mounting bolts from the gear to the front cradle .
  26.  
  27. Remove the steering gear from the vehicle.
  28.  

To install:

  1. Transfer the tie rod ends to the new steering gear (if needed).
  2.  
  3. Install the steering gear to the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Install the gear mounting bolts to the front cradle. Tighten the gear mounting bolts to 120 ft. lbs. (162 Nm)
  6.  
  7. Install the power steering lines to the gear.
  8.  
  9. Install the power steering pressure hose bracket .
  10.  
  11. Install the lower coupler pinch bolt and slide the coupler on to the gear .
  12.  
  13. Install the tie rod end to the knuckle and tighten the nuts.
  14.  
  15. Install the front axle.
  16.  
  17. Install the lower control arms.
  18.  
  19. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  20.  
  21. Install the skid plate.
  22.  
  23. Lower the vehicle.
  24.  
  25. Unlock the steering wheel.
  26.  
  27. Fill the power steering fluid.
  28.  
  29. Align the front end.
  30.  

 
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