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OLDSMOBILE ALERO STEERING PROBLEM

2002 Oldsmobile Alero • 16,000 miles

How do I change the rack and pinion?
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Guest
January 12, 2013.



Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
Remove the stabilizer shaft links from the control arms.
Remove the tie rod ends from the steering knuckle.
Remove the intermediate shaft lower pinch bolt (1) from the power steering gear (2).
Remove the stabilizer shaft.
Remove the power steering hoses from the from the power steering gear.

Remove the power steering gear bolts (2) from the frame (3).
Remove the power steering gear (1) through the left wheel opening.
Installation Procedure

Position the power steering gear (1) on the vehicle.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Install the power steering gear mounting bolts (2) to the frame (3).
Tighten the bolts to 110 Nm (81 ft. Lbs.).
Install the power steering hoses to the power steering gear.
Install the stabilizer shaft.

Install the intermediate shaft lower pinch bolt to the power steering gear (2).
Tighten the mounting bolts to 20 Nm (15 ft. Lbs.).
Install the tie rod ends to the steering knuckle.
Install the stabilizer shaft links to the control arms.
Install the tire and wheel assemblies.
Lower the vehicle.
Bleed the air from the power steering system.

ASEMaster6371
Jan 12, 2013.