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.
Install a new rubber stop (A), spacer (B), and a new lock washer (C). Align the lock washer tabs (D) with the flat spots (E) on the rack end joint housing (F). Install the rack end while holding the lock washer in place. Repeat this step for the other side of the rack.
NOTE: Make sure that the tapered side (G) of the rubber stop is facing toward the gearbox.
Bend the lock washer (A) back against the flat spots (B) on the rack end joint hosing.
Stake the lock washer at the stake point (A) on the rack.
Apply a light coat of multipurpose grease to the boot installation grooves (A) on the rack end.
Apply a light coat of multipurpose grease to the boot installation grooves (A) around the gearbox housing. Install the boots (B) on the rack ends with the tie-rod clips (C), and fit the boot end in the installation grooves in the housing properly.
After installing the boots, wipe the grease off the threaded section (D) of the rack end.
Install a new boot bands (A) by aligning the tabs (B) with the holes (C) of the band.
Close the ear portion (A) of the boot band with commercially available boot band pliers, Oetiker 1098 or equivalent (B).
Slide the rack right and left to be certain that the boots are not deformed or twisted.
Install the tie-rod ends and the locknuts to the rack end.
Install the steering gearbox.
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