- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Matchmark the steering column shaft to the lower joint and remove the pinch bolt from the joint.
Steering gear mounting bolts
Install or connect the following:
NOTEIf installing a new rack and pinion assembly, transfer the lower steering joint to the new rack and pinion prior to installation. When installing the lower steering joint to the steering gear, be sure that the wheels are aligned with the vehicle (straight-ahead position).
Steering gear assembly to the vehicle. Be sure to align the matchmarks of the rack with the marks on the steering shaft.
- To center the steering gear, turn it all the way to the lock position on one side. Now, count the number of turns it takes to get to the opposite side lock position. Turn the steering gear 1 / 2 the number of turns towards the original starting position. The steering rack should now be centered. When connecting the steering joint to the steering column shaft, be sure to align the matchmarks made during disassembly.
- Install the front wheels
- Check the vehicle's alignment.