Mercedes-Benz Truck 2000-05

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Center the steering wheel and turn the key to the lock position. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
  6.  
  7. Drain the power steering reservoir.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front axle housing
     
    Track rod
     
    Pressure and return lines
     
    Steering coupling heat shield
     
    Steering coupling
     
    Steering gear retainer bolts
     
    Steering gear
     

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rack and pinion steering gear mounting


To install:



Steering gear. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
 
Steering coupling. Torque the bolts to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
 
Steering coupling heat shield
 
Pressure and return lines. Torque the bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
 
Track rod. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
 
Front axle housing
 

  1. Refill the power steering reservoir with fresh fluid. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel from lock-to-lock several times. The system will bleed automatically. Check for leaks.
  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Center the steering wheel and turn the key to the lock position. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
  6.  
  7. Drain the power steering reservoir.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front axle housing
     
    Track rod
     
    Pressure and return lines
     
    Steering coupling heat shield
     
    Steering coupling
     
    Steering gear retainer bolts
     
    Steering gear

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the rack and pinion steering gear mounting

     

  10.  

To install:



Steering gear. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
 
Steering coupling. Torque the bolts to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
 
Steering coupling heat shield
 
Pressure and return lines. Torque the bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
 
Track rod. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
 
Front axle housing
 

  1. Refill the power steering reservoir with fresh fluid. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel from lock-to-lock several times. The system will bleed automatically. Check for leaks.
  2.  

 
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