How to Remove a Power Steering Gear Box
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.