I have a 2002 Altima and I’m replacing the steering gear. I have everything ready to remove but I’m unable to disconnect the steering gear from the steering column. I have removed the lower joint pinch bolt. I can’t raise the steering gear high enough to get it out of the mounting bracket on the driver’s side but the right side does. I put a different bolt into the bracket replacing the pinch bolt and used an air hammer on the bolt so I believe it should be lose. With the rack bolted down and using a punch I can’t get it to slide up at all, I have used penetrating oil several times. I guess my question should it have enough travel room for it to slide off with the rack bolted down. Any other suggestions? Thanks, Phil
have the same problem?
Monday, November 28th, 2011 AT 12:48 AM