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How do you replace the rack and opinion on a 92 cutlass ceira


Here you are - power rack & pinion.

Except 2.2L and 1993-96 3.1L Engines
See Figure 1
  1. Raise the intermediate shaft seal and remove intermediate shaft-to-stub shaft pinch bolt.
  2. Remove the air cleaner and disconnect the pressure hoses from the steering gear.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle on jackstands, then remove both front wheel and tire assemblies.
  4. Remove the cotter pins and nuts from both tie rod ends. Using tool J-6627 or BT-7101, press the tie rod ends from the steering knuckle.
  5. If equipped with an Air Management pipe, remove the bracket bolt from the crossmember.
  6. Remove the 2 rear cradle mounting bolts and lower the rear of the cradle about 4-5 in. (102-127mm).

WARNING
If the rear of the cradle is lowered too far, the engine components nearest the cowl may be damaged.
  1. If equipped, remove the rack and pinion heat shield.



Fig. Fig. 1: Power rack and pinion assembly
  1. Remove the rack and pinion mounting bolts, then the gear assembly through the left wheel opening.
To install:
  1. Install the gear assembly through the left wheel opening and install the mounting bolts.
  2. Install the heat shield.
  3. Raise the rear of the cradle and install the mounting bolts.
  4. Install the bracket bolt to the crossmember under the air management pipe.
  5. Install the tie rod ends to the steering knuckles, install the retaining nuts and insert new cotter pins.
  6. Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.
  7. Install the high pressure hoses to the steering gear and install the air cleaner.
  8. Install the intermediate shaft seal and the intermediate shaft-to-stub shaft pinch bolt.
2.2L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Install an engine support fixture J-28467-A, or the equivalent.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  5. Remove the intermediate shaft lower pinch bolt.
  6. Disconnect the intermediate shaft from stub shaft.

CAUTION
Failure to disconnect the intermediate shaft from the rack and pinion stub shaft can result in damage to the steering gear and/or intermediate shaft. This damage can cause loss of steering control which could result in personal injury.
  1. Remove the exhaust pipe hanger bracket near rear of frame including the brake line retainer and rubber exhaust pipe hangers.
  2. Remove the engine and transaxle mount nuts at the subframe.
  3. Support the rear of the subframe with jack stands.
  4. Remove the rear subframe bolts and discard.
  5. Lower the subframe for access to rack and pinion.
Do not lower the rear of the cradle too far, as damage to engine components nearest the cowl may result.
  1. Remove the cotter pins and castle nuts from the outer tie rod ends and separate the tie rod ends from the steering knuckles using a suitable puller.
  2. Disconnect the power steering lines from the steering gear.
  3. Remove the rack and pinion mounting bolts and nuts.
  4. Remove the rack and pinion through left wheel opening.
To Install:
  1. Install the rack and pinion through left wheel opening.
  2. Install the rack and pinion mounting bolts and nuts and tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  3. Connect the power steering lines to the rack using new O-rings and tighten the fittings to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm) on the return line and 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm) on the pressure line.
  4. Install the power steering line clip to steering gear.
  5. Connect the tie rod ends to the steering knuckles. Tighten the castle nuts to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm). Install new cotter pins.
  6. Raise the subframe into position and install new frame mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
  7. Remove the jack.
  8. Install the engine mount and transaxle mount nuts and tighten to 39 ft. lbs. (53 Nm).
  9. Install the exhaust pipe hanger bracket near the rear of frame including brake line retainer and rubber exhaust pipe hanger.
  10. Connect the intermediate shaft to the stub shaft and tighten the pinch bolt to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  11. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  12. Lower the vehicle.
  13. Remove the support fixture.
  14. Connect the negative battery cable.
  15. Refill the power steering reservoir and bleed the system.
  16. Check the front end alignment and adjust as necessary.
3.1L Engine (VIN M)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove engine torque strut from engine.
  3. Install an engine support fixture J-28467-A, or the equivalent.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  6. Remove the cotter pins and castle nuts from the outer tie rod ends and separate the tie rod ends from the steering knuckles using a suitable puller.
  7. Remove the center engine and rear transaxle mounts from the frame.
  8. Remove the intermediate shaft lower pinch bolt.
  9. Disconnect the intermediate shaft from stub shaft.

CAUTION
Failure to disconnect the intermediate shaft from the rack and pinion stub shaft can result in damage to the steering gear and/or intermediate shaft. This damage can cause loss of steering control which could result in personal injury.
  1. Remove the brace bolts and brace, including brake line brace.
  2. Support the rear of the subframe with jack stands.
  3. Remove the rear subframe bolts and discard.
  4. Lower the subframe for access to rack and pinion.
  5. Remove the steering gear heat shield.
  6. Remove the clip holding lines at rack assembly.
  7. Disconnect the power steering lines and O-rings.
  8. Remove the rack and pinion mounting bolts and nuts.
  9. Remove the rack and pinion unit through the left wheel well.
To Install:
  1. Install the rack and pinion through left wheel opening.
  2. Install the rack and pinion mounting bolts and nuts and tighten the mounting bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  3. Connect the power steering lines to the rack using new O-rings and tighten the fittings to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm) on the return line and 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm). on the pressure line.
  4. Install the power steering line clip to steering gear.
  5. Install the steering gear heat shield.
  6. Raise the subframe into position and install new frame mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
  7. Remove the jack.
  8. Install the engine mount and transaxle mount nuts and tighten to 39 ft. lbs. (53 Nm).
  9. Install the brace and bolts including brake line brace.
  10. Connect the intermediate shaft to the stub shaft and tighten the pinch bolt to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  11. Connect the tie rod ends to the steering knuckles. Tighten the castle nuts to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm). Install new cotter pins.
  12. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14. Remove the support fixture.
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16. Refill the power steering reservoir and bleed the system.
  17. Check the front end alignment and adjust as necessary.

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Nov 01, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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How to replace rack an pinion cutlass ciera 1992


You aren't saying what engine is in it, or whether it is manual or power steering. Here is the R/R procedure for power steering rack for all engine sizes.

Except 2.2L and 1993-96 3.1L Engines
See Figure 1
  1. Raise the intermediate shaft seal and remove intermediate shaft-to-stub shaft pinch bolt.
  2. Remove the air cleaner and disconnect the pressure hoses from the steering gear.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle on jackstands, then remove both front wheel and tire assemblies.
  4. Remove the cotter pins and nuts from both tie rod ends. Using tool J-6627 or BT-7101, press the tie rod ends from the steering knuckle.
  5. If equipped with an Air Management pipe, remove the bracket bolt from the crossmember.
  6. Remove the 2 rear cradle mounting bolts and lower the rear of the cradle about 4-5 in. (102-127mm).

WARNING
If the rear of the cradle is lowered too far, the engine components nearest the cowl may be damaged.
  1. If equipped, remove the rack and pinion heat shield.



Fig. Fig. 1: Power rack and pinion assembly
  1. Remove the rack and pinion mounting bolts, then the gear assembly through the left wheel opening.
To install:
  1. Install the gear assembly through the left wheel opening and install the mounting bolts.
  2. Install the heat shield.
  3. Raise the rear of the cradle and install the mounting bolts.
  4. Install the bracket bolt to the crossmember under the air management pipe.
  5. Install the tie rod ends to the steering knuckles, install the retaining nuts and insert new cotter pins.
  6. Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.
  7. Install the high pressure hoses to the steering gear and install the air cleaner.
  8. Install the intermediate shaft seal and the intermediate shaft-to-stub shaft pinch bolt.
2.2L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Install an engine support fixture J-28467-A, or the equivalent.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  5. Remove the intermediate shaft lower pinch bolt.
  6. Disconnect the intermediate shaft from stub shaft.

CAUTION
Failure to disconnect the intermediate shaft from the rack and pinion stub shaft can result in damage to the steering gear and/or intermediate shaft. This damage can cause loss of steering control which could result in personal injury.
  1. Remove the exhaust pipe hanger bracket near rear of frame including the brake line retainer and rubber exhaust pipe hangers.
  2. Remove the engine and transaxle mount nuts at the subframe.
  3. Support the rear of the subframe with jack stands.
  4. Remove the rear subframe bolts and discard.
  5. Lower the subframe for access to rack and pinion.
Do not lower the rear of the cradle too far, as damage to engine components nearest the cowl may result.
  1. Remove the cotter pins and castle nuts from the outer tie rod ends and separate the tie rod ends from the steering knuckles using a suitable puller.
  2. Disconnect the power steering lines from the steering gear.
  3. Remove the rack and pinion mounting bolts and nuts.
  4. Remove the rack and pinion through left wheel opening.
To Install:
  1. Install the rack and pinion through left wheel opening.
  2. Install the rack and pinion mounting bolts and nuts and tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  3. Connect the power steering lines to the rack using new O-rings and tighten the fittings to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm) on the return line and 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm) on the pressure line.
  4. Install the power steering line clip to steering gear.
  5. Connect the tie rod ends to the steering knuckles. Tighten the castle nuts to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm). Install new cotter pins.
  6. Raise the subframe into position and install new frame mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
  7. Remove the jack.
  8. Install the engine mount and transaxle mount nuts and tighten to 39 ft. lbs. (53 Nm).
  9. Install the exhaust pipe hanger bracket near the rear of frame including brake line retainer and rubber exhaust pipe hanger.
  10. Connect the intermediate shaft to the stub shaft and tighten the pinch bolt to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  11. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  12. Lower the vehicle.
  13. Remove the support fixture.
  14. Connect the negative battery cable.
  15. Refill the power steering reservoir and bleed the system.
  16. Check the front end alignment and adjust as necessary.
3.1L Engine (VIN M)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove engine torque strut from engine.
  3. Install an engine support fixture J-28467-A, or the equivalent.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  6. Remove the cotter pins and castle nuts from the outer tie rod ends and separate the tie rod ends from the steering knuckles using a suitable puller.
  7. Remove the center engine and rear transaxle mounts from the frame.
  8. Remove the intermediate shaft lower pinch bolt.
  9. Disconnect the intermediate shaft from stub shaft.

CAUTION
Failure to disconnect the intermediate shaft from the rack and pinion stub shaft can result in damage to the steering gear and/or intermediate shaft. This damage can cause loss of steering control which could result in personal injury.
  1. Remove the brace bolts and brace, including brake line brace.
  2. Support the rear of the subframe with jack stands.
  3. Remove the rear subframe bolts and discard.
  4. Lower the subframe for access to rack and pinion.
  5. Remove the steering gear heat shield.
  6. Remove the clip holding lines at rack assembly.
  7. Disconnect the power steering lines and O-rings.
  8. Remove the rack and pinion mounting bolts and nuts.
  9. Remove the rack and pinion unit through the left wheel well.
To Install:
  1. Install the rack and pinion through left wheel opening.
  2. Install the rack and pinion mounting bolts and nuts and tighten the mounting bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  3. Connect the power steering lines to the rack using new O-rings and tighten the fittings to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm) on the return line and 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm). on the pressure line.
  4. Install the power steering line clip to steering gear.
  5. Install the steering gear heat shield.
  6. Raise the subframe into position and install new frame mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
  7. Remove the jack.
  8. Install the engine mount and transaxle mount nuts and tighten to 39 ft. lbs. (53 Nm).
  9. Install the brace and bolts including brake line brace.
  10. Connect the intermediate shaft to the stub shaft and tighten the pinch bolt to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  11. Connect the tie rod ends to the steering knuckles. Tighten the castle nuts to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm). Install new cotter pins.
  12. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14. Remove the support fixture.
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16. Refill the power steering reservoir and bleed the system.
  17. Check the front end alignment and adjust as necessary.

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Nov 01, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Steering gear leaking in 2001 impala . What's up ?


The seals in the rack and pinion assembly are leaking due to a worn steering gear shaft. The steering gear will need to be replaced and have the alignment checked after the replacement.

Mar 03, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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REPLACED STEERING GEAR BOX IN 2003 CADILLAC ESCALADE NOW WHEEL IS OFF CENTERED


IF you have a rack and pinion steering pull the steering shaft of the pinion splines and centre the wheels . Centre the wheel and put the steering shaft back on the splines. If it is master splined then centre the steering wheel and adjust each side tie rod until the wheels are centred . (one in -other out ). Remember that when the wheels are straight ahead then the steering wheel will be slightly to the left (USA) to compensate for the camber of the road.. IF a steering box pull the pitman arm off --centre the wheels and the steering wheel and refit the pitman arm

Mar 02, 2014 | Cadillac Cars & Trucks

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How to remove rack and pinion from 99 chrysler lhs


There are few help links showing exact accurate procedure to replace Rack and Pinion. Click the link below and follow the procedure:-----
Pinion Seal Replace on Dodge Dakota? http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/04/pinion-seal-replace-on-dodge-dakota.html

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How to Replace a Rear Pinion Seal.
http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-pinion-seal.html
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How to replace Power steering rack and pinion gear on Chevy Silverado 2500 HD? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-replace-power-steering-rack-and.html

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How to replace Power Rack and Pinion Steering Gear on Acura Car Models? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-power-rack-and-pinion.html

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How to replace power rack and pinion steering gear on Toyota cruiser? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-replace-power-rack-and-pinion.html

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How to replace Power Rack and Pinion Steering Gear on Acura Car Models? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-power-rack-and-pinion.html


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Front Drive Pinion Seal Removal on Ford Explorer? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/03/front-drive-pinion-seal-removal-on-ford.html

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How to Replace Driveshaft, Pinion Flange & Seal?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/03/how-to-replace-driveshaft-pinion-flange.html

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How to Replace Power Rack & Pinion Steering Gear On 2007 Ford Taurus? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/03/how-to-replace-power-rack-pinion.html


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How to Remove Power Rack & Pinion Steering Gear on Ford Windstar? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/03/how-to-remove-power-rack-pinion.html

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Power Rack & Pinion Steering Gear replacing details for Buick Park Avenue and Pontiac Bonneville

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/03/power-rack-pinion-steering-gear.html

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How to Replace Power Rack & Pinion Steering Gear on Mercedes Benz Truck? http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/03/how-to-replace-power-rack-pinion.html


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How to replace Power Rack & Pinion Steering Gear on Toyota 4Runner? http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/03/how-to-replace-power-rack-pinion_27.html

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Power Rack & Pinion Steering Gear Replacing on Toyota Land Cruiser & Sequoia? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/power-rack-pinion-steering-gear.html

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Power Rack & Pinion Steering Gear Removal on Toyota RAV4? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/03/power-rack-pinion-steering-gear-removal.html

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How to Replace Power Rack & Pinion Steering Gear on Toyota Sienna? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/03/how-to-replace-power-rack-pinion.html

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These details will help.
Thanks.



Nov 23, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Steering is stiff & difficult during turns.have used power steering fluid.2001 suzuki vitara xl7 v6 4dr


Its either the power steering pump, or the rack & pinion, (steering gear). It is only going to get worse, and maybe even dangerous, as the steering will jam and not turn. Have it inspected by someone you trust....soon! If it is the rack & pinion it may cost around $500 to have it replaced. Make sure that price includes the required front-end alignment. It will drive like new afterwards!!
Are your arms all toned & buff now?

Aug 26, 2011 | 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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Motorguide w75 trolling motor will attempt to steer but seems to not geting enough power. batteries show full charge. what advice can you give me?


Plastic steering gears are probably stripped. Metal gears are available, and are easily replaced. Contact me at groshartl@gmail.com

Oct 15, 2010 | MotorGuide Motg W 75 Wireless 60"

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I am replacing my rack and pinion in 1996 dodge intrepid.do i need to replace my inner tie rod ends as well?


Power Steering Rack -I don't think you need to replace the inner tie rod ends as well unless they have excessive play. REMOVAL & INSTALLATION The power steering gear should not be disassembled in an attempt to service or adjust. If a malfunction or oil leak should occur, the complete rack and pinion steering gear assembly should be replaced. Note that Chrysler LH platform vehicles use two different power rack and pinion steering gears; standard and an available electronically controlled, variable-assist speed-proportional power steering rack and pinion assembly. The removal and installation procedures are similar and the following procedures should suffice for both units. And, as with the standard unit, the complete variable-assist rack and pinion assembly should be replaced in event of malfunction, although the solenoid control valve control module and solenoid control valve may be replaced separately. CAUTION
The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before removing the rack and pinion steering gear. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Disarm the air bag system.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the gear shift cable from the shifter lever on the transaxle.
  4. Loosen the bolt at the gear shift cable to transaxle mount. Remove the cable from the transaxle.
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6. If necessary, disconnect the throttle cable from the throttle body and remove throttle cable bracket.
  7. Remove both wiper arm assemblies from the wiper arm pivots. Remove the cowl closure panel and weatherstrip as an assembly from the cowl.
  8. Disconnect the wiper module wiring harness from the vehicle wiring harness. Remove the wiper module assembly from the vehicle cowl panel.
  9. Disconnect the air plenum from the throttle body, PCV make up air tube and the idle air control motor. Remove he plenum from the right side of the vehicle through the wiper module area.
  10. Remove the vacuum connector from the power brake booster at the intake manifold.
  11. Turn the front wheels to the full left position. Then turn the wheels back in the other direction until the roll pin in the lower steering coupler is accessible. Turn the ignition key switch to the LOCK position to keep the steering column from rotating after the coupler is removed from the steering gear. If the steering column shaft rotates beyond the normal number of turns in either direction, the air bag clock spring will be damaged.
  12. Using paint, mark the steering coupling and steering gear shaft for orientation. Using the correct size punch, remove the roll pin from the steering coupling.
  13. If equipped with a brake pedal travel sensor, remove the pedal travel sensor from the brake booster as follows:
    1. Pump the brake pedal approximately 20 times. This will bleed the vacuum stored in the booster.
    2. Remove the wiring harness connector from the sensor.
    3. Using a small flat tipped tool, lift the retainer ring from the notch. Then remove the retaining ring from the grommet.
    4. Remove the pedal travel sensor from the brake booster by carefully pulling it straight out of its mounting grommet. Do not twist the sensor.
  14. Loosen and remove the two nuts attaching the master cylinder to the brake booster. Remove the master cylinder with the brake lines connected, and position aside.
  15. Remove the power steering pressure hose and return hose from the power steering gear.
  16. Bend back the retaining tabs on bolt attaching the tie rods to the steering gear and remove the bolts.
  17. Lay the tie rods, bolts and plate as an assembly on the bellhousing of the transaxle.
  18. If the rack and pinion steering gear unit being removed is a speed proportional steering gear, disconnect the vehicle wiring harness from the solenoid control module.
  19. Remove the four bolts attaching the steering gear assembly to the crossmember. Slide the steering gear forward in the vehicle to disengage steering coupler from the steering gear shaft. After gear is disengaged, do not rotate the steering gear shaft.
  20. Remove the steering gear assembly from the vehicle through the area in the cowl from which the windshield wiper module was previously removed. To install:
  21. If a replacement rack is being installed, grasp the shaft of the steering gear and rotate until steering gear center take off is in a full left turn position. Install the steering gear into the vehicle through the wiper module opening in cowl.
  22. If the original gear is being installed, align the paint mark on the steering coupler with the mark on the steering gear shaft and install the steering gear shaft into the steering gear coupler.
  23. If a replacement rack is being installed, the steering gear shaft and steering coupler must be aligned. Rotate the steering gear shaft back from the full left turn position until the master spline on the steering gear shaft is aligned with the master spline on the steering coupler. At this point, install the steering gear into the coupler.
  24. Align the steering gear with the mounting holes in the crossmember and install bolts. Be sure the brake line routing clip is installed under the left steering gear mounting bracket. Tighten the mounting bolts to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
  25. Install the steering coupler to steering gear shaft retaining roll pin until it is flush with the top edge of the steering coupler.
  26. If equipped with 3.5L engine, correct orientation of the power steering pressure hose at the power steering pump must be maintained. Be sure the power steering hose is installed in orientation clip at the power steering pump prior to tightening tube fitting. Attach the power steering pressure and return lines onto the proper ports of the power steering gear. Tighten both fittings to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
  27. Align the center take off on the steering gear with the tie rod assemblies. Install the tie rod attaching bolts and washers into the steering gear assembly. Be sure the washers are installed between the tie rods and the steering gear. Tighten the tie rod to steering gear attaching bolts to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm). Bend the retaining tabs against the heads of the bolts.
  28. Install the pedal travel sensor retainer ring on the travel sensor grommet in the vacuum booster. The tab on the retaining ring should be located in top notch of the mounting grommet.
  29. Sparingly lubricate pedal travel sensor O-ring with fresh brake fluid. Install the pedal travel O-ring into the pedal travel sensor mounting grommet. Coat the end of the sensor with fresh brake fluid and install by pushing straight into the mounting grommet on the brake booster until the tab on the sensor is past the retaining ring on grommet.
  30. Install the wire harness connector to the pedal travel sensor.
  31. Install the master cylinder and tighten nuts to 250 inch lbs. (28 Nm).
  32. Install the power booster vacuum hose to the intake manifold. Install the windshield wiper module to the cowl panel. Reconnect the electrical harness to the module.
  33. If removed, install the air intake plenum and reconnect to the idle air control motor, PCV make up air tube and throttle body.
  34. Install the windshield wiper module assembly into the vehicle cowl area and reconnect the wiring harness from the wiper module to the vehicle wiring harness.
  35. Install the cowl closure panel and tighten the six mounting screws. Install the weather strip on shock towers.
  36. Install the windshield washer hoses on the wiper arms, then install arms on the windshield wiper pivots.
  37. If removed, install the throttle cable to the bracket and install to the throttle body.
  38. Reconnect the wiring harness from the solenoid control valve onto the solenoid control module. Be sure that the harness connector seal is in good condition before installation.
  39. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  40. Install the gear shift cable onto the shift lever on transaxle. Install gear shift cable on cable mounting bracket of transaxle and securely tighten bolt.
  41. Lower the vehicle. Connect the negative battery cable.
  42. Refill the pump reservoir to the correct lever with Mopar Power Steering Fluid or equivalent. Do not use any type of automatic transmission fluid. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel several times from stop to stop to bleed the air from the fluid in the system. Check and add fluid as required.
  43. Adjust the front suspension toe setting.
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Oct 13, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Intrepid

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Replacing a Rack and Pinion on an 1997 vision


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
The power steering gear should not be disassembled in an attempt to service
or adjust. If a malfunction or oil leak should occur, the complete rack and
pinion steering gear assembly should be replaced. Note that Chrysler LH platform
vehicles use two different power rack and pinion steering gears; standard and an
available electronically controlled, variable-assist speed-proportional power
steering rack and pinion assembly. The removal and installation procedures are
similar and the following procedures should suffice for both units. And, as with
the standard unit, the complete variable-assist rack and pinion assembly should
be replaced in event of malfunction, although the solenoid control valve control
module and solenoid control valve may be replaced separately.
CAUTION
The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR)
system must be disarmed before removing the rack and pinion steering gear.
Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in
unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Disarm the air bag system.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the gear shift cable from the shifter lever on the transaxle.
  4. Loosen the bolt at the gear shift cable to transaxle mount. Remove the cable
    from the transaxle.
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6. If necessary, disconnect the throttle cable from the throttle body and
    remove throttle cable bracket.
  7. Remove both wiper arm assemblies from the wiper arm pivots. Remove the cowl
    closure panel and weatherstrip as an assembly from the cowl.
  8. Disconnect the wiper module wiring harness from the vehicle wiring harness.
    Remove the wiper module assembly from the vehicle cowl panel.
  9. Disconnect the air plenum from the throttle body, PCV make up air tube and
    the idle air control motor. Remove he plenum from the right side of the vehicle
    through the wiper module area.
  10. Remove the vacuum connector from the power brake booster at the intake
    manifold.
  11. Turn the front wheels to the full left position. Then turn the wheels back
    in the other direction until the roll pin in the lower steering coupler is
    accessible. Turn the ignition key switch to the LOCK position to keep the
    steering column from rotating after the coupler is removed from the steering
    gear. If the steering column shaft rotates beyond the normal number of turns in
    either direction, the air bag clock spring will be damaged.
  12. Using paint, mark the steering coupling and steering gear shaft for
    orientation. Using the correct size punch, remove the roll pin from the steering
    coupling.
  13. If equipped with a brake pedal travel sensor, remove the pedal travel sensor
    from the brake booster as follows:

    1. Pump the brake pedal approximately 20 times. This will bleed the vacuum
      stored in the booster.
    2. Remove the wiring harness connector from the sensor.
    3. Using a small flat tipped tool, lift the retainer ring from the notch. Then
      remove the retaining ring from the grommet.
    4. Remove the pedal travel sensor from the brake booster by carefully pulling
      it straight out of its mounting grommet. Do not twist the sensor.

  14. Loosen and remove the two nuts attaching the master cylinder to the brake
    booster. Remove the master cylinder with the brake lines connected, and position
    aside.
  15. Remove the power steering pressure hose and return hose from the power
    steering gear.
  16. Bend back the retaining tabs on bolt attaching the tie rods to the steering
    gear and remove the bolts.
  17. Lay the tie rods, bolts and plate as an assembly on the bellhousing of the
    transaxle.
  18. If the rack and pinion steering gear unit being removed is a speed
    proportional steering gear, disconnect the vehicle wiring harness from the
    solenoid control module.
  19. Remove the four bolts attaching the steering gear assembly to the
    crossmember. Slide the steering gear forward in the vehicle to disengage
    steering coupler from the steering gear shaft. After gear is disengaged, do not
    rotate the steering gear shaft.
  20. Remove the steering gear assembly from the vehicle through the area in the
    cowl from which the windshield wiper module was previously removed.
    To install:

  21. If a replacement rack is being installed, grasp the shaft of the steering
    gear and rotate until steering gear center take off is in a full left turn
    position. Install the steering gear into the vehicle through the wiper module
    opening in cowl.
  22. If the original gear is being installed, align the paint mark on the
    steering coupler with the mark on the steering gear shaft and install the
    steering gear shaft into the steering gear coupler.
  23. If a replacement rack is being installed, the steering gear shaft and
    steering coupler must be aligned. Rotate the steering gear shaft back from the
    full left turn position until the master spline on the steering gear shaft is
    aligned with the master spline on the steering coupler. At this point, install
    the steering gear into the coupler.
  24. Align the steering gear with the mounting holes in the crossmember and
    install bolts. Be sure the brake line routing clip is installed under the left
    steering gear mounting bracket. Tighten the mounting bolts to 50 ft. lbs. (68
    Nm).
  25. Install the steering coupler to steering gear shaft retaining roll pin until
    it is flush with the top edge of the steering coupler.
  26. If equipped with 3.5L engine, correct orientation of the power steering
    pressure hose at the power steering pump must be maintained. Be sure the power
    steering hose is installed in orientation clip at the power steering pump prior
    to tightening tube fitting. Attach the power steering pressure and return lines
    onto the proper ports of the power steering gear. Tighten both fittings to 23
    ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
  27. Align the center take off on the steering gear with the tie rod assemblies.
    Install the tie rod attaching bolts and washers into the steering gear assembly.
    Be sure the washers are installed between the tie rods and the steering gear.
    Tighten the tie rod to steering gear attaching bolts to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
    Bend the retaining tabs against the heads of the bolts.
  28. Install the pedal travel sensor retainer ring on the travel sensor grommet
    in the vacuum booster. The tab on the retaining ring should be located in top
    notch of the mounting grommet.
  29. Sparingly lubricate pedal travel sensor O-ring with fresh brake fluid.
    Install the pedal travel O-ring into the pedal travel sensor mounting grommet.
    Coat the end of the sensor with fresh brake fluid and install by pushing
    straight into the mounting grommet on the brake booster until the tab on the
    sensor is past the retaining ring on grommet.
  30. Install the wire harness connector to the pedal travel sensor.
  31. Install the master cylinder and tighten nuts to 250 inch lbs. (28 Nm).
  32. Install the power booster vacuum hose to the intake manifold. Install the
    windshield wiper module to the cowl panel. Reconnect the electrical harness to
    the module.
  33. If removed, install the air intake plenum and reconnect to the idle air
    control motor, PCV make up air tube and throttle body.
  34. Install the windshield wiper module assembly into the vehicle cowl area and
    reconnect the wiring harness from the wiper module to the vehicle wiring
    harness.
  35. Install the cowl closure panel and tighten the six mounting screws. Install
    the weather strip on shock towers.
  36. Install the windshield washer hoses on the wiper arms, then install arms on
    the windshield wiper pivots.
  37. If removed, install the throttle cable to the bracket and install to the
    throttle body.
  38. Reconnect the wiring harness from the solenoid control valve onto the
    solenoid control module. Be sure that the harness connector seal is in good
    condition before installation.
  39. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  40. Install the gear shift cable onto the shift lever on transaxle. Install gear
    shift cable on cable mounting bracket of transaxle and securely tighten bolt.
  41. Lower the vehicle. Connect the negative battery cable.
  42. Refill the pump reservoir to the correct lever with Mopar Power Steering
    Fluid or equivalent. Do not use any type of automatic transmission fluid. Start
    the engine and turn the steering wheel several times from stop to stop to bleed
    the air from the fluid in the system. Check and add fluid as required.
  43. Adjust the front suspension toe setting.


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Does anyone know how to replace the Rack and pinion on a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. I replaced the powersteering pump and it is still doing to same whining and hard steering. I cant afford to take it to the...


Power Rack and Pinion Steering Gear REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1997 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disarm the air bag system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
  4. Transaxle gearshift cable from the shifter lever
  5. Loosen the gearshift cable-to-transaxle mount bolt
  6. Gearshift cable from the transaxle
  7. Throttle cable from the throttle body, if necessary
  8. Throttle cable bracket
  9. Both wiper arm assemblies from the wiper arm pivots
  10. Cowl closure panel and weather-stripping as an assembly from the cowl
  11. Wiper module wiring harness from the vehicle wiring harness
  12. Wiper module assembly from the cowl panel
  13. Air plenum from the throttle body, PCV make up air tube and the idle air control motor. Remove the plenum from the right side of the vehicle through the wiper module area.
  14. Power brake booster vacuum connector at the intake manifold
  15. Turn the front wheels to the full left position. Then, turn the wheels back in the other direction until the roll pin in the lower steering coupler is accessible. Turn the ignition key switch to the LOCK position to keep the steering column from rotating after the coupler is removed from the steering gear. If the steering column shaft rotates beyond the normal number of turns in either direction, the air bag clock spring will be damaged. Fig. 1: Matchmark the steering coupler to the intermediate shaft for proper alignment 7922bg46.gif
    Fig. 2: Steering rack-to-subframe attaching bolt locations — replace mounts if worn 7922bg47.gif

  16. Using paint, mark the steering coupling and steering gear shaft for orientation. Using the correct size punch, remove the roll pin from the steering coupling.
  17. If equipped, remove the pedal travel sensor from the brake booster as follows:
    1. Pump the brake pedal approximately 20 times. This will bleed the vacuum stored in the booster.
    2. Remove the wiring harness connector from the sensor.
    3. Using a small flat-tipped tool, lift the retainer ring from the notch. Then, remove the retaining ring from the grommet.
    4. Remove the pedal travel sensor from the brake booster by carefully pulling it straight out of its mounting grommet. Do not twist the sensor.
  18. Remove or disconnect the following:
  19. Master cylinder from brake booster with the brake lines connected and position aside
  20. Power steering pressure hose and return hose from the power steering gear
  21. Bend back the tie rods-to-steering gear bolt retaining tabs and remove the bolts
  22. Lay the tie rods, bolts and plate as an assembly on the bell housing of the transaxle.
  23. If the rack and pinion steering gear unit being removed is a speed proportional steering gear, disconnect the vehicle wiring harness from the solenoid control module.
  24. Remove or disconnect the following:
  25. 4 bolts attaching the steering gear assembly to the crossmember. Slide the steering gear forward in the vehicle to disengage the steering coupler from the steering gear shaft. After the gear is disengaged, do not rotate the steering gear shaft
  26. Steering gear assembly from the vehicle through the area in the cowl from which the windshield wiper module was previously removed To install:
  27. If a replacement rack is being installed, grasp the shaft of the steering gear and rotate it until the steering gear center take off is in a full left turn position. Install the steering gear into the vehicle through the wiper module opening in the cowl.
  28. If the original gear is being installed, align the paint mark on the steering coupler with the mark on the steering gear shaft and install the steering gear shaft into the steering gear coupler.
  29. If a replacement rack is being installed, the steering gear shaft and steering coupler must be aligned. Rotate the steering gear shaft back from the full left turn position until the master spline on the steering gear shaft is aligned with the master spline on the steering coupler. At this point, install the steering gear into the coupler.
  30. Align the steering gear with the mounting holes in the crossmember and install the bolts. Be sure the brake line routing clip is installed under the left steering gear mounting bracket. Tighten the mounting bolts to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).

Sep 05, 2010 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

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