POWER STEERING GEAR REPAIR (Cont).
Install new side cover gasket (4) on side cover (1) and bend tabs around side cover edges.
Install side cover onto threaded end of pitman shaft (6), and turn adjuster screw (5)
counterclockwise until side cover is seated against housing (7) and adjuster screw is
completely backed out. Install side cover bolts (3) and tighten to 40 Ib.-ft, (54 N.m). Install
adjuster locknut (2),
Adjust pitman shaft (6) preload.
( b )
Install an 1 1/18 in. 12-point socket and a lb.-in. torque wrench on stub shaft (8) splines.
Turn stub shaft clockwise until it stops. Counting number of turns, rotate stub shaft
counterclockwise until it stops. Turn stub shaft back halfway to center position.
Turn torque wrench back and forth through center of travel.
Tighten adjuster screw (5) until torque wrench reads between 6-10 lb.-in. (1-2 N.m)
higher than reading recorded in step 19 (e). The total reading should not exceed 20 lb.-in.
(2 N.m) torque.
Hold adjuster screw (5) in place while tightening adjuster locknut (2) to 20 Ib.-ft.
(27 N.m). Recheck preload after tightening adjuster locknut.
If preload is incorrect, loosen adjuster locknut (2) and adjuster screw (5) and repeat step
Remove socket, torque wrench,
and duct tape from stub shaft (8) splines after
adjustment is correct.
Install flexible coupling (9) to stub
shaft (8) with bolt (10), Tighten bolt
to 30 Ib.-ft, (41 N.m).
Remove power steering gear from