Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 2WD and 4WD, 2001-2005

Removal & Installation


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheels
    Skid plate, if equipped
    Outer tie rod ends
    Steering shaft coupler. Discard the pinch bolt.
    Power steering hoses
    Steering gear


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering gear. Tighten the bolts to 235 ft. lbs. (319 Nm).
    Power steering hoses. Tighten the pressure line fitting to 23 ft. lbs. (32 Nm); return line to 52 ft. lbs. (71 Nm)
    Steering shaft coupler. Tighten the bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
    Outer tie rod ends. Tighten the nuts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
    Front wheels