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The steering gear is broken, does not turn. Can we buy the steering gear assembly?

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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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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
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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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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  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).

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  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  1. Position steering wheel one-half turn to right and lock wheel.
  1. Position steering column boot out of the way. Remove pinch bolt retaining steering column intermediate shaft coupling to power steering short rack and separate.
  1. Disconnect PCV vent tube and vacuum supply hose from clean air tube. Loosen two hose clamps retaining clean air tube and position out of the way.
  1. Disconnect power steering auxiliary actuator and power steering pressure switch.
  1. Remove two heat shield pushpin retainers from power steering hose bracket and remove heat shield.
  1. Remove one retaining bolt from left turn pressure hose bracket.
  1. Position drain pan under steering gear.
  1. Remove power steering pressure and return hoses from fittings on power steering rack. Position both hoses out of the way. Disconnect rear HO2S connector at steering rack and position out of the way.
  1. Partially raise vehicle.
  1. Remove front wheel and tire assemblies.
  1. Remove LH upper stabilizer bar link retaining nut and position link out of the way.
  1. Loosen LH tie-rod jam nut. Remove cotter pin and tie-rod retaining nut at lower control arm. Using tie-rod end separator or equivalent, remove tie-rod from control arm and from steering gear.
  1. Loosen RH tie-rod jam nut. Remove cotter pin and tie-rod retaining nut at lower control arm. Using tie-rod end separator or equivalent, remove tie-rod from control arm and from steering gear.
  1. Raise vehicle.
  1. Remove drain pan.
  1. Remove two steering gear retaining nuts at front subframe.
  1. Install Exhaust Connector Holder Tool T94T-6000-AH on flex tube.
  1. Remove bolts, nuts, and gasket from where flex tube and converter Y-pipe connect. Separate tube from pipe.
  1. Position Rotunda Power Train Lift 014-00765 or equivalent with wood blocks approximately 1016 mm (40 inches) in length (secured to lift) under subframe and raise.
  1. Remove two rear subframe retaining bolts and lower subframe approximately 102 mm (4 inches).
  1. Rotate power steering rack to clear bolts from subframe and remove assembly through LH wheel well.
  1. Remove two bolts retaining power steering hose bracket to short rack and remove bracket.
  1. Mount steering gear assembly in Bench Mounted Holding Fixture T57L-500-B.
  1. Remove four clamps retaining bellows to steering gear and tie-rods. Remove bellows and power steering gear rack tube.
  1. Position rack and pinion steering gear so several steering gear teeth are exposed. Hold steering gear with adjustable wrench on end teeth only, while loosening inner tie-rods. Remove tie-rods from steering rack. Remove steering rack from bench-mounted holding fixture.
Installation
  1. Mount new steering gear assembly in Bench Mounted Holding Fixture T57L-500-B.
  1. Position rack and pinion steering gear so several steering gear teeth are exposed. Hold steering gear with adjustable wrench on end teeth only, while tightening inner tie-rods. Tighten to 90-110 Nm (66-81 lb-ft).
  1. Apply Steering Gear Grease C3AZ-19518-A meeting Ford specification ESB-M1C119-A to groove in connecting rods where tie-rod bellows clamp to front wheel spindle tie-rod and uniformly apply to inner diameter of bellows. Install bellows and gear rack tube onto short rack.
  1. Install new inner and outer bellows clamps.
  1. Remove steering gear from Bench Mounted Holding Fixture and place on bench.
  1. Install power steering hose bracket and retaining bolts at top of steering gear. Tighten to 9-12 Nm (80-106 lb-in).
  1. Install steering gear retaining bolts in steering gear housing and install short rack through LH wheel well.
  1. Position steering rack and retaining bolts through subframe. Raise powertrain lift until rear subframe contacts body and install retaining bolts. Tighten to 135-195 Nm (100-144 lb-ft). Lower and remove powertrain lift from vehicle.
  1. Install power steering short rack-to-subframe nuts. Tighten to 97-132 Nm (72-97 lb-ft).
  1. Install new gasket, bolts and nuts at converter Y-pipe and flex tube. Tighten to 34-46 Nm (26-34 lb-ft).
  1. Remove flex tube holder.
  1. Partially lower vehicle.
  1. Install LH jam nut and outer tie-rod to inner tie-rod. Install tie-rod to steering knuckle. Install retaining nut. Tighten to 47-63 Nm (35-46 lb-ft). Install new cotter pin.
  1. Install LH stabilizer bar link and retaining nut. Tighten to 76.5-103.5 Nm (57-76 lb-ft).
  1. Install RH jam nut and outer tie-rod to inner tie-rod. Install tie-rod to steering knuckle. Install retaining nut. Tighten to 47-63 Nm (35-46 lb-ft). Install new cotter pin.
  1. Install tire and wheel assemblies. Tighten to 115-142 Nm (85-105 lb-ft).
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  1. Remove old Teflon® O-rings from pressure and return hoses. Install new Teflon® O-rings on pressure and return hoses.
  1. Install power steering pressure hose and return hose to fittings on power steering short rack. Tighten to 33-41 Nm (24-30 lb-ft).
  1. Install one retaining bolt to left-turn pressure hose bracket. Tighten to 9-12 Nm (80-106 lb-in).
  1. Connect rear HO2S connectors, power steering auxiliary actuator, and power steering pressure switch electrical connectors.
  1. Position heat shield at power steering hose bracket and install pushpin retainers.
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  1. Fill and purge system.
  1. Check operation.
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Where to buy steering gear assembly for Chrysler T&C year 2000


junk yard would be the cheapest......but can also get at parts store

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