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CHEVY RACK PINION

2005 Chevrolet Malibu

2005 Chevy Malibu 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 58587 miles

need a diagram make noise when turning
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Christydoll59
February 9, 2009.




REMOVAL:
Turn the steering wheel to the straight forward position and remove the key from the ignition.
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the front tires and wheels.
Remove the intermediate shaft to steering gear pinch bolt. Discard the bolt.

NOTE: Do not rotate the intermediate shaft once separated from the steering gear.

Disconnect the intermediate shaft from the steering gear. Note the alignment for installation.
Disconnect the outer tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
Remove the steering gear to frame bolts.
Remove the steering gear through the left side of the vehicle. Rotate the gear 90 degrees in order to clear the rear transmission mount.
If replacing the steering gear, remove the outer tie rod ends.

(((Remove the intermediate shaft to steering gear pinch bolt )))


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(((Remove the steering gear to frame bolts )))


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INSTALLATION:
Install the outer tie rod ends to the steering gear.
Install the steering gear to the vehicle. Rotate the gear as necessary to clear the rear transmission mount.
Install the steering gear to frame bolts, and tighten the bolts to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm) plus an additional 90 degrees.
Connect the intermediate steering shaft to the steering gear as noted during removal.
Install the new intermediate steering shaft to steering gear pinch bolt, and tighten the bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
Connect the outer tie rod ends to the steering knuckle.
Install the front tires and wheels.
Lower the vehicle.
Check the vehicle for alignment

Let me know if you need further assistance.

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Bluelightnin6
Feb 10, 2009.


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