Mechanics

RACK AND PIGNION

1996 Honda Accord

Steering problem
1996 Honda Accord 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 155000 miles

how to remove the rack and pignion steps by steps to make it easy for me
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Prlafalaise
October 15, 2008.



Hi prlafalaise,

STEERING GEAR
WARNING: Deactivate air bag system before performing any service operation. DO NOT apply electrical power to any component on steering column without first deactivating air bag system. Air bag may deploy.

Removal
1. Drain power steering fluid. Remove steering " U" joint cover. Disconnect steering " U" joint from steering gear. Raise and support front of vehicle. Remove front wheels. Remove tie rod cotter pins. Partially loosen tie rod castle nuts. Using Ball Joint Remover (07MAC-SL00200 ), disconnect tie rods from steering knuckles. Remove castle nuts and separate tie rods from steering knuckles.
2. Disconnect left side tie rod end and slide rack completely to right. Remove catalytic converter. Disconnect oxygen sensor. Disconnect shift linkage (M/T). Disconnect power steering lines from steering gear valve body and plug openings. Remove stiffener plate.
3. Remove steering gear right mounting brackets. Slide unit to right until left side of steering gear clears frame. Lower left side of steering gear and remove steering gear from vehicle.

Installation
To install, reverse removal procedure. Use NEW self-locking nuts if old nuts thread easily onto bolts. Use NEW exhaust pipe gaskets. Use NEW cotter pins when installing tie rods. Bleed hydraulic system. Check for leaks.

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KHLow2008
Oct 18, 2008.