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How do i remove my Rack and pinion??

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Old 12-05-2007, 06:12 PM
MikeyMo984 MikeyMo984 is offline
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Default How do i remove my Rack and pinion??

I have an 02 ram 1500. The rack and pinion went on me and now im in the middle of removing it. I have the inner tie rods disconnected and the rack unbolted fron the frame but im not sure how to undo the lingage to the steering shaft. I removed a bolt but it doesnt seem to wanna come off. Does anyone have any helpfull input?
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:19 PM
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Well... I can't give you much help.. never did it myself... But I'll tell you this... It would have been a good idea to look into it before you started doing anything... nothin sucks more then starting a project just to find out you don't have all the tools... the time... the know-how... But hopefully someone may have a solution for you....
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:28 PM
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I have the time, tools and the majority of the Know-how. As mentioned above. Im looking for usefull information.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:31 PM
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the bolt you took out of the steering shaft does it go through the steering shaft into the rack and pinion? if it does then the steering shaft should just slide off of the splines! here are the removal instructions according to alldata!!











GEAR

REMOVAL[*]Lock the steering wheel.[*]Drain and siphon the power steering fluid from the reservoir.[*]Raise the vehicle.[*]Remove and discard the steering coupler pinch bolt.[*]Remove the power steering hoses from the rack & pinion.[*]Remove the tire and wheel assembly.[*]Remove the tie rod end nuts and separate tie rod ends from the knuckles with Special tool 8677.[*]Remove the skid plate.
[ol][/ol][*]Remove the rack & pinion mounting bolts. &[*]Remove the rack & pinion from the vehicle.
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INSTALLATION

NOTE: Before installing gear inspect bushings and replace if worn or damaged.[*]Install the gear on the front crossmember and tighten the mounting bolts to 319 Nm (235 ft. lbs.) . &.[*]Slide the shaft coupler onto the gear. Install new pinch bolt and tighten to 49 Nm (36 ft. lbs.) .[*]Clean and dry the tie rod end studs and the knuckle tapers.[*]Install the tie rod ends into the steering knuckles and tighten the nuts to 75 Nm (55 ft. lbs.) .[*]Install the pressure power steering hose to the steering gear and tighten to 32 Nm (23 ft. lbs.) .[*]Install the return power steering hose to the steering gear and tighten to 71 Nm (52 ft. lbs.) .[*]Install the front skid plate.[*]Install the tire and wheel assembly.[*]Remove the support and lower the vehicle.[*]Fill the system with fluid.[*]Adjust the toe position.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:44 PM
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Thank you very much. Im going to give it another shot now.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:50 PM
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DONT HAVE TO MUCH FUN!! I replaced mine already and it sucked!! make sure not to turn the sterring wheel once you remove the shaft from the rack or else your alignment well be all jacked up! Get an alignment as soon as possible because your toe setting is going to be out no matter what!
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:02 PM
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Just finished taking it out. The instructions were great. Thanks alot.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:50 PM
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Default RE: How do i remove my Rack and pinion??

I'm sure you already have a new setup waiting to go in but i happen to have a complete used one for sale cheap. Just throwing out the info just in case.
It came off my truck when i switched to the Saginawsteering box and a traditional steering arrangement.
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