2002 Pontiac Grand Am steering rack

Tiny
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

i need to know how to remove the steering rack?
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Friday, April 9th, 2010 AT 8:49 PM

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Tiny
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Here is what I was able to find for you. Let me know if it helps.

2. Remove or disconnect the following:

Negative battery cable
Both front wheels
Stabilizer shaft links from the control arms
Tie rod ends from the steering knuckles
Intermediate shaft lower pinch bolt
Through-bolt from the rear transaxle mount
Power steering line bracket from the crossmember
Stabilizer bar

3. Support the rear of the sub-frame with jacks.
4. Remove the rear sub-frame mounting bolts and loosen the front ones.
5. Lower the sub-frame about 3 inches using the jacks.
6. Remove or disconnect the following:

Hoses from the steering gear
Steering gear through the left wheel opening
Fig. Power steering gear mounting

To install:

1. Install or connect the following:

Steering gear. Torque the bolts to 81 ft. Lbs. (110 Nm).
Hoses to the steering gear
Sub-frame. Torque the bolts in the following order: left rear, right rear, left front and right front to 71 ft. Lbs. (110 Nm).
Stabilizer bar bracket. Torque the bolts to 49 ft. Lbs. (66 Nm).
Power steering line bracket
Rear transaxle mount. Torque the bolt to 89 ft. Lbs. (120 Nm).
Intermediate shaft. Torque the pinch bolt to 15 ft. Lbs. (20 Nm).
Tie rod ends. Torque the nuts to 15 ft. Lbs. (20 Nm) plus an additional 180 degree turn.
Stabilizer bar links. Torque the nuts to 13 ft. Lbs. (17 Nm).
Negative battery cable

2. Verify all steering hose fittings are tight.
3. Install the front wheels.
4. Fill the steering reservoir.
5. Install an adapter cap on the fluid reservoir with a vacuum pump attached to it.

Install l tools as shown on the steering fluid reservoir when bleeding the system

6. Apply about 20 inches of vacuum to the system and wait 5 minutes. Typical vacuum drop is 2-3 inches of vacuum or)7-10 kPa). If the vacuum drop is greater, there may be a leak in the system allowing air to enter.
7. Remove the tools and install the reservoir cap.
8. Start the engine and allow it to idle.
9. Turn the engine OFF and check the fluid level. Do this until the fluid level stabilizes.
10. Start the engine and allow it to idle.
11. Turn the steering wheel in both directions 180-360 degrees 5 times.
12. Turn the engine OFF and check the fluid level.
13. Install an adapter cap on the fluid reservoir with a vacuum pump attached to it once again.
14. Apply about 20 inches of vacuum to the system and wait 5 minutes.
15. Remove the tools and check the fluid level. Install the cap.
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