To Steering Gear
90 Nm (66 ft. lbs.)
75 Nm (55 ft. lbs.)
DATE: Mar. 23, 2001
THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 19-003-00 REV A, DATED OCTOBER 6, 2000 WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE PART NUMBER CHANGES AND ADDITIONAL MODEL YEAR.
FAILURE TO ACHIEVE A MINIMUM TORQUE OF 100 NM (74 FT. LBS.) MAY RESULT IN THE ATTACHING BOLTS LOOSENING AND FRACTURING. THIS COULD RESULT IN A SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF STEERING
CONTROL. BENDING THE RETAINING TABS ALONE WILL NOT PREVENT THIS.
This bulletin provides service procedures and parts information for the inner tie rod bushings.
1993 - **2001 ** (LH) Concorde/Intrepid/LHS/New Yorker/Vision/300M
Loose feel or clunk in the steering wheel
as the wheel is moved from side to side.
Observe the inner tie rod to steering gear
attaching point while moving the steering wheel
from side to side. If there is movement between the gear and inner tie rod, perform the Repair Procedure. If no movement is evident further diagnosis of the condition will be required.
The inner tie rod bushings have previously been serviced with the tie rod assembly. This bulletin releases the parts, service procedures, and special tool necessary to service just the bushings. Subsequent service manuals will contain the Repair Procedure.