Sierra, Silverado 2006-2007

Removal & Installation

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2005-06 & 2007 Classic Models



  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel assemblies
     
    Engine shield, if equipped
     
    Stabilizer shaft
     
    Power steering high and low pressure lines
     
    Coupler clamp bolt from the intermediate shaft
     
    Outer tie rod ends from steering knuckle
     
    Intermediate shaft from the rack and pinion assembly
     
    Rack and pinion assembly mounting nuts, washers and bolts
     
    Rack and pinion assembly from the vehicle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rack and pinion steering gear

     

  2.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Rack and pinion assembly into the vehicle
     
    Rack and pinion assembly mounting bolts, washers and nuts. Tighten the nuts to 136 ft. lbs. (185 Nm).
     
    Intermediate shaft to the rack and pinion assembly
     
    Coupler clamp bolt to the intermediate shaft. Tighten the bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
     
    Low pressure hose
     
    High pressure hose. Tighten the hoses to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod ends
     
    Engine protection shield, if equipped
     
    Stabilizer shaft
     
    Wheels
     

  2.  
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Fill and bleed the power steering system.
  6.  

Except Classic



  1. Remove as much power steering fluid from the reservoir as possible.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel assemblies
     
    Engine shield, if equipped
     
    Coupler clamp bolt from the intermediate shaft
     
    Outer tie rod ends from steering knuckle
     
    Power steering high and low pressure line retaining plate
     
    Power steering high and low pressure lines, then plug them to prevent leakage and contamination
     
    Rack and pinion assembly mounting nuts, washers and bolts
     
    Rack and pinion assembly from the vehicle
     

  4.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the rack and pinion steering gear assembly-2007 models, except Classic

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Rack and pinion assembly into the vehicle
     
    Rack and pinion assembly mounting bolts, washers and nuts. Tighten the left side bolts to 148 ft. lbs. (200 Nm) and the right side bolts to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
     
    Intermediate shaft to the rack and pinion assembly
     
    Coupler clamp bolt to the intermediate shaft. Tighten the bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
     
    Low pressure line and high pressure line. Tighten the retaining plate to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     
    Outer tie rod ends
     
    Engine protection shield, if equipped
     
    Wheels
     

  2.  
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Fill and bleed the power steering system.
  6.  

 
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