This task covers:
Rack Piston Group Inspection and Repair
Valve and Adjuster Group Inspection and Repair
Housing Group Inspection and Repair
Pitman Shaft Inspection and Repair
General mechanic's tool kit:
Adjuster plug bearing remover/installer
Pitman shaft bearing remover/installer
Steering gear removed (TM 9-2320-280-20).
Hold adjuster screw (10) and remove lash adjuster nut (1).
Remove four capscrews (2) from side cover (3) and housing (4).
Unscrew side cover (3) from adjuster screw (10).
Remove gasket (11) from side cover (3). Discard gasket (11).
Insert punch through access hole (6) and force retaining ring (9) out. Discard retaining ring (9).
Rotate stub shaft (5) counterclockwise to force end plug (8) from housing (4).
Rotate stub shaft (5) clockwise and remove O-ring (7). Discard O-ring (7).
Remove plug (12) from rack piston (13).
Rotate stub shaft (5) to center and remove pitman shaft (14) from housing (4).