Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 2WD and 4WD, 2001-2005
Removal & Installation
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Skid plate, if equipped
Outer tie rod ends
Steering shaft coupler. Discard the pinch bolt.
Power steering hoses
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).