Mitsubishi Montero, Sport 1998-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. On vehicles equipped with a supplemental restraint system (SRS), turn the front wheel to the straight ahead position and remove the ignition key to prevent the steering wheel from turning.
  2.  
  3. Drain the power steering fluid.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Pinch bolt securing the steering shaft to the steering gear
     
    Pitman arm from the relay rod
     
    Fluid lines from the steering gear
     
    Mounting bolts securing the gear to the frame rail and steering gear
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering gear on the frame rail. Torque the nuts to 40-47 ft. lbs. (54-64 Nm).
     
    Fluid lines to the steering gear use a new O-rings. Torque the fittings to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
     


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of a typical power steering gear mounting

    Relay rod on the Pitman arm. Torque the nut to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
     
    Steering shaft on the steering gear. Torque the bolt to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Refill and bleed the power steering system.
  4.  

  1. On vehicles equipped with a supplemental restraint system (SRS), turn the front wheel to the straight ahead position and remove the ignition key to prevent the steering wheel from turning.
  2.  
  3. Drain the power steering fluid.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Pinch bolt securing the steering shaft to the steering gear
     
    Pitman arm from the relay rod
     
    Fluid lines from the steering gear
     
    Mounting bolts securing the gear to the frame rail and steering gear
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering gear on the frame rail. Torque the nuts to 40-47 ft. lbs. (54-64 Nm).
     
    Fluid lines to the steering gear use a new O-rings. Torque the fittings to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of a typical power steering gear mounting

     
    Relay rod on the Pitman arm. Torque the nut to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
     
    Steering shaft on the steering gear. Torque the bolt to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Refill and bleed the power steering system.
  4.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Power steering gear and related components-Montero Sport


NOTE
The vehicle is equipped with a supplemental restraint system (SRS), turn the front wheel to the straight ahead position and remove the ignition key to prevent the steering wheel from turning. Failure to do so may damage the SRS clock spring and render the SRS system inoperative, risking serious injury.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.

  2.  
  3. Drain the power steering fluid.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Pinch bolt securing the steering shaft to the steering gear
     
    Pitman arm from the relay rod
     
    Fluid lines from the steering gear
     
    Mounting bolts securing the gear to the frame rail and steering gear
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering gear on the frame rail. Torque the nuts to 40-47 ft. lbs. (54-64 Nm).
     
    Fluid lines to the steering gear use new O-rings. Torque the fittings to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
     
    Relay rod on the Pitman arm. Torque the nut to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
     
    Steering shaft on the steering gear. Torque the bolt to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Refill and bleed the power steering system.
  4.  

 
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