How to replace a RACK & PINION?

Tiny
R_TABORN
  • 2004 BUICK RENDEZVOUS

Steering problem 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 76000 miles

I never replaced one before can you please help me?

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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 9:12 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

You must jack the car up safely first and remove the battery cable.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Next undo the tie rod ends

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/tie-rod-end-replacement

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If the vehicle is equipped with all wheel drive, tighten the power steering gear right side bolt to 80 Nm (59 ft. lbs.) .

Important: This is a prevailing torque type fastener. This fastener may be reused ONLY if:
The fastener and its counterpart are clean and free from rust
The fastener develops 2 Nm (18 inch lbs.) of torque (drag) against its counterpart prior to the fastener seating.

If the fastener does not meet these criteria, REPLACE the fastener.
With FWD, install the power steering gear nuts and bolts.
Tighten the power steering gear nuts to 80 Nm (59 ft. lbs.)

Bleed the air from the power steering system.
Inspect and adjust the toe as necessary.

I would flush the fluid after completing the job to help clean the pump out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/power-steering-fluid-flush

Check out the diagrams (below) on how to change the steering rack.

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 AT 3:11 PM
Tiny
JIMVANCE
  • 2004 BUICK RENDEZVOUS

Is their a computer relearn for a rack r & r?

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Tiny
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No just be sure to bleed air form system turn left all the way hold for 30 seconds turn right do same repeat 4 times

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Tiny
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Thanks

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