1. Drain power steering fluid. Remove 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 (07941-6920002 ), disconnect tie rods from steering knuckles. Remove castle nuts and tie rods.
2. Remove center beam bolts and center beam. Disconnect oxygen sensor connector. Disconnect exhaust pipe at exhaust manifold. Remove steering gear splash guard. Clean steering gear and surrounding areas. Disconnect and plug fluid lines from control unit.
3. On A/T models, remove shift control cable from clamp. On all models, remove stabilizer bar. Disconnect left side tie rod end and slide tie rod completely to right. Slide unit to right until left tie rod clears frame. Lower unit and remove through left side wheel well.
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 ball joints.
Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 2:24 PM