Mazda Trucks 1987-1993 Repair Guide

Manual Steering Gear

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



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Fig. Fig. 1: Manual steering gear assembly components

  1. Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the pinch bolt securing the wormshaft to the steering shaft coupling.
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  5. Remove the cotter pin and nut securing the pitman arm to the center link and separate the pitman arm from the link with a ball joint tool.
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  7. Unbolt the steering gear from the frame.
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  9. If the pitman arm is to be removed from the sector shaft, first matchmark their positions, relative to each other.
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  11. Install the steering gear and connect the center link. Observe the following torques:

    Steering gear-to-frame: 69 ft. lbs. (94 Nm)
     
    Wormshaft-to-steering shaft yoke: 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm)
     
    Pitman arm-to-sector shaft: 130 ft. lbs. (177 Nm)
     
    Pitman arm-to-center link: 43 ft. lbs. (58 Nm)
     

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