Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Power Steering Rack. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Drain Pan
- Fluid Evacuator
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Flare Nut Wrench
- 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
- Power Steering Fluid
- Steering Rack
- DIY Costs: Est. $276.01 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $823.71 parts and labor
- Park the car on flat surface and apply parking brake.
- Taking help from owner’s manual, find the position of the power steering reservoir in the engine compartment.
- Evacuate the power steering reservoir with the help of fluid evacuator.
- Lift the front of the vehicle with jack and secure the vehicle on jack stands. Use logs behind the rear wheels.
- Unfasten the lug nuts and take the front wheels off from the vehicle.
- Take away the outer tie rod cotter pins and also slacken off the tie rod end castle nut.
- Take a tie rod end removal tool and remove the outer tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
- Lock the steering wheel in a straight forward position. Detach the steering column from the power steering rack.
- Detach the power steering lines from the power steering rack.
- Unsecure the bolts holding the power steering rack and take it out.
- Take a new power steering rack and install it by reversing the process.
- Fill the power steering reservoir with fresh fluid.
- Switch the engine on and wait for some time.
- Switch off the engine after some time and check the fluid level again in the reservoir. Refill if needed.