4-25. STEERING SYSTEM - Continued
Place a piece of tape on the steering wheel rim and aline another piece of tape on the instrument panel.
Remove screw (1) and nut (2).
Collapse shaft A to release yoke (3) from steering column. (For shaft B, this releases yoke from steering
Remove screw (4) and nut (5) and pull shaft free of miter box (6).
Coat splines of steering shaft with antiseize compound (item 3, Appendix E).
Be sure steering shafts are phased as shown and install new shaft on miter box using screw (4) and nut (5).
Tighten nut to 35 ft lb (48 Nm).
Be sure tape on wheel rim and instrument panel are alined and push yoke (3) onto shaft of steering
column. Install screw (1) and nut (2). Tighten nut to 35 ft lb (48 Nm). (For shaft B, install yoke onto
Repair of the steering shafts is
universal joint. Both universal
joints should be replaced at the
Steering shaft must be removed from truck for repair.
Remove retaining rings (1) from all four
Set the universal joint up in a vise as
shown. Use a small socket (2)as a punch
and a large socket (3) as a receiver.
Tighten vise and press bearing out of yoke
Remove shaft from vise and rotate one-
half turn. Repeat pressing procedure to
remove second bearing cap from cross.
Carefully maneuver cross out of shaft yoke.
Repeat procedure 2 thru 5 to remove cross
from end yoke.
Repeat procedures 2 thru 6 to remove cross from other end of shaft.