4-181. POWER STEERING GEAR REPLACEMENT.
This task covers:
General Mechanics Tool Kit
Power Steering Gear (491010C92)
Para. Condition Description
4-178 Drag Link Removed
4-119 Steering Shaft Disconnected
General Safety Instructions
Transmission in (N) neutral.
Parking brake set.
Battery selector switch OFF.
Thoroughly clean off all outside dirt, especially
from around fittings and line connections, before
you remove the gear.
Drain the steering gear assembly by removing
bottom drain plug on gear.
Remove all fluid lines.
Plug all port holes and fluid lines.
This steering gear weighs approximately 80 lb (36 kg)
dry. Exercise caution when you remove, lift, or carry it.
Do not pound the universal joint or input shaft
coupling on or off the input shaft. Internal damage to
the steering gear can result.
Remove the steering gear from the vehicle by
removing three locknuts (1) and bolts (2).
Clean and dry the gear before repair.
Position steering gear on the vehicle and install
using three bolts (2) and locknuts (1).
Torque nuts to 135 ft-lb (183 N.m).
Install drain plug.
Unplug port holes and fluid lines.
Connect all fluid lines.
Connect steering shaft (paragraph 4-119).
Connect drag link (paragraph 4-178).
Fill steering fluid reservoir (paragraph 4-180).