Need to replace a rack on a 2000 Seville

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Need instructions on replacing a rack on a 2000 seville
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 AT 1:01 PM

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Removal Procedure
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J 42640 Steering Column Anti Rotation Pin
Notice: The wheels of the vehicle must be straight ahead and the steering column in the LOCK position before disconnecting the steering column or intermediate shaft from the steering gear. Failure to do so will cause the coil assembly in the steering column to become uncentered which will cause damage to the coil assembly.
Lock the steering column by installing J 42640 into the underside of the steering column.
Disconnect the intermediate shaft lower coupling.
Remove the right transaxle mount. Refer to Automatic Transmission Mount Replacement (Left) or Automatic Transmission Mount Replacement (Rear) in Automatic Transaxle-4T80-E.

Caution: The frame must be properly supported before partially lowering. The frame should not be lowered any further than needed to gain access to the steering gear.
Partially lower the engine frame.
Disconnect the pressure and return pipes (1 & 2) from the rack and pinion gear.
Disconnect the Magna Steer electrical connector.
Remove the heat shield.
Separate the outer tie rod ends from the steering knuckle. Remove the rack and pinion attaching bolts.
Remove the rack and pinion assembly.
Installation Procedure
Install the rack and pinion assembly.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Install rack and pinion bolts. Tighten the rack and pinion bolts to 120 Nm (89 ft. Lbs.).
Connect the Magna Steer electrical connector.
Install the outer tie rod ends.
Connect the pressure and return lines (1 & 2) to the steering gear.
Tighten the pressure and return lines to 30 Nm (22 ft. Lbs.).
Install the heat shield and bolts.
Tighten the heat shield bolts to 10 Nm (7 ft. Lbs.).
Install the right transaxle mount. Refer to Automatic Transmission Mount Replacement (Left) or Automatic Transmission Mount Replacement (Rear) in Automatic Transaxle-4T80-E.
Lower the vehicle.
Install the intermediate shaft to the steering gear.
Install the pinch bolt.
Tighten the intermediate shaft pinch bolt.
Tighten the pinch bolt to 45 Nm (33 ft. Lbs.).
Remove the J 42640 from the steering column.
Fill and bleed the power steering system. Refer to Bleeding the Power Steering System.

Very involved job, not intended for a home repair.

Roy
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