- Siphon the power steering fluid out of the reservoir.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the front wheels.
- Remove the stabilizer bar from the upper part of the stabilizer link. For additional information, refer to the following section, "Stabilizer Bar, Removal & Installation.-
- Using Special Tool C-3894-A, remove the outer tie rod end nuts and separate the tie rods from the steering knuckles.
- Remove the left outer tie rod end from the steering gear.
- Remove both spring clamp plates.
- Remove both the high pressure and return hoses from the steering gear.
- Remove the steering shaft clamping bolt from the steering gear.
- Separate the universal joint from the steering gear.
- Remove the steering gear bolts from the front axle.
- Remove the steering gear by sliding it toward the passenger-s side of the vehicle and then tilt downward on the drivers side and remove from vehicle.
Install the steering gear assembly into the vehicle. Install the steering gear bolts and tighten them as follows:
Step 1: Tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
Install the universal joint to the steering gear and tighten the fitted bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
NOTEMake sure to install the steering shaft universal joint onto the steering gear shaft all the way down until the hole lines up with the radial groove in the steering shaft.
- Install both the power steering hoses to the steering gear. Tighten the high pressure hose to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
- Install the spring clamp plates.
- Install the left outer tie rod end to the steering gear.
- Install both the outer tie rod ends to the steering knuckle and tighten to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm).
- Install the upper stabilizer bar link to the stabilizer bar.
- Install the front wheels.
- Fill and bleed the power steering system
- Check and adjust the alignment as necessary.
- Start the engine and check for leaks.