How to Remove a Power Steering Gear Box

What You'll Need
Socket set
Line wrench
Arm pulling tool
Bucket, bowl or drainage pan

If the power steering gear box on your vehicle has become less functional or troublesome, you may need to think about replacing it. This is not a hard job but it is technical and requires adequate knowledge to perform the job correctly. Before you start, make sure you know what you are doing, or enlist the help of a friend who has the know-how.

Step 1 – Drainage

Find the steering gear box and put the bucket or bowl under it. Locate the power steering lines which run from the gear box and use a line wrench to remove them. Let the fluid drain out completely before continuing.

Step 2 – Dismantling

Locate the arm which runs to the steering gear box. First loosen and then remove the bolt. Use the arm pulling tool on the arm. Tighten it so you can detach the arm. Keep the steering linkage attached and tug it off to the side, out of the way.

Step 3 – Linkage

The steering wheel needs to then be detached from the steering linkage. Tug the linkage until it releases from the steering gear box.

Step 4 – Steering Gear Box Removal

The steering box is bolted to the frame, unbolt that and then you can remove it from the vehicle.