1. Disconnect battery. Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheels. Separate outer tie rod ends. See OUTER TIE ROD END. Remove steering column-to-rack coupler pinch bolt.
2. If exhaust system interferes with removal, remove front portion of exhaust system. Remove any heat shields. Disconnect any electrical connectors or components as necessary.
3. Loosen front engine frame-to-body mounting bolts about one turn, but DO NOT remove. Install jack under rear portion of engine frame, and remove rear engine frame-to-body mounting bolts. Ensure rear of engine frame can be lowered without damaging other components. Separate steering coupler from rack and pinion. Using jack, lower rear end of engine frame.
4. Place a drain pan under rack and pinion. Remove power steering pressure and return lines from rack and pinion assembly. Remove rack and pinion mounting bolts and bushings. Remove rack and pinion from vehicle.
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 AT 2:56 PM