Subaru Tribeca 2006

Removal & Installation

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Fig. Power steering gear and related components

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Loosen the front wheel nut.
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  7. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  9. Remove the tires and wheels.
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  11. Remove the under cover.
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  13. Remove the front exhaust pipe assembly.
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  15. Remove the cotter pin and castle nut. Using a puller, remove the tie rod end from the knuckle arm.
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  17. Remove the front crossmember support plate. Remove the jack up plate. Remove the front stabilizer.
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  19. Disconnect the power steering fluid pipe at the center of the gearbox and attach a vinyl hose. Discharge the fluid into a suitable container by turning the steering wheel fully clockwise and counterclockwise. Disconnect the other fluid lines, and repeat the discharge procedure.
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  21. Remove the steering wheel. Make a matchmark on the universal joint. Remove the universal joint bolts and remove the joint from the vehicle.
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  23. Disconnect the fluid lines from the steering gear, pressure hose first.
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  25. Remove the steering gear clamp bolts and bracket securing the steering gear. Remove the steering gear from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Insert the steering gear into the crossmember. Be careful not to damage the gearbox boot.
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  3. Tighten the steering gear to the crossmember bracket to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
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  5. Connect the fluid lines.
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  7. Align the cutout at the serrated section of the column shaft and yoke. Insert the universal joint into the column shaft.
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  9. Align the mating marks and insert the universal joint to serrated section of the steering gear assembly. Tighten the bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  11. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
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  13. Fill the power steering system with the proper grade and type fluid.
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  15. Start the engine and check for leaks. Correct as required.
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