NOTE: Do not allow dust, dirt, or other foreign materials to enter the steering gearbox.
Remove the steering gearbox.
Remove both tie-rod ends from the rack ends.
Remove the boot bands (A) and tie-rod clips (B). Pull the boot away from the ends of the steering gearbox. Repeat this step for the other side.
Hold the gearbox housing using a C-clamp (A) and wooden blocks (B) to a workbench as shown. Do not clamp the cylinder part of the gearbox housing in a vise.
Unbend the lock washer (A).
Unscrew both rack ends (A) with a wrench. Be careful not to damage the rack shaft surface with the wrench. Remove the rack end, the lock washer (B), the spacer (C), and the rubber stop (D).
Transmission Housing Bearing Installation (A/T)
Special Tools Required Bearing Driver Attachment, 72 x 75 mm 07746-0010600 Bearing Driver Attachment, 78 x 80 mm 07NAD-PX40100 Bearing Driver Attachment, 62 x 68 mm 07746-0010500 Driver Handle ...
Pilot Bearing Replacement
Remove the crankshaft pilot bearing (A) using the remover weight (B), and the 15 mm bearing remover shaft set (C). Install a new pilot bearing (A) into the crankshaft using th ...
Maximum Load Limit
The maximum load for your vehicle is 850 lbs (385 kg). See Tire and Loading Information label attached to the driver’s doorjamb. This figure includes the total weight of all occupants, cargo, ...