5-39. STEERING GEAR-Continued
If the side cover bearing assembly has uncaged (loose) rolls, the
vertical position will allow the side cover bearing rolls to fall into
the side cover, where you may easily collect and count them.
Immediately gather all of the side cover bearing rolls and count
Take care not to lose any rolls during disassembly and
assembly, or you will have to replace the complete side cover
If the bearing is the uncaged (loose) roll type, do not mix the
rolls from the side cover with the rolls from the housing bearing.
the bearing race and rolls are a matched set. Interchanging the
rolls could result in premature bearing or seal failure, which
could cause a loss of power steering.
Screw the sector shaft adjusting screw (8) through the side cover (15). Place the side cover
exterior face down and lift the sector shaft (2) out vertically.
Remove the retaining ring (19), the two-piece side cover seal (20), the Teflon backup washer (21),
and the steel backup washer (22) from the side cover. Discard seal and Teflon washer. Remove
and discard vent plug (23).
If replacement of the retainer (24) and or adjusting screw (8) is required, place the sector shaft (2)
firmly in a soft jawed vise and unstake the retainer using suitable chisel. Turn the retainer out of
the sector shaft pocket and remove the adjusting screw. Discard the retainer.
Loosen the worm shaft adjusting screw sealing nut (25) and loosen the worm shaft preload
adjusting screw (26) approximately two turns. Loosen the poppet adjusting screw sealing nut (27)
and the poppet adjusting screw (28) approximately two turns.
Remove the four end cover bolts (29) and remove four washers (30).
Remove the end cover (31). Some fluid will drain.
The worm shaft adjusting screw and sealing nut and poppet
adjusting screw and sealing nut do not have to be removed from
end cover (37) unless apparent fluid leaks at the adjusting
screws indicate the sealing nuts and or screws be replaced.
Remove and discard the end cover seal ring (32) from the end cover (31).
Remove seal protector (33) from worm shaft/input shaft (1) and discard.