REPAIR OF STEERING GEAR
Section I. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
threaded inside diameter of the nut to assure easy shaft
rotation. A toothed portion of the nut provides a rack
which engages the shaft and gear assembly, rotating the
The steering gear consists primarily of a shaft nut,
shaft and gear assembly as the nut moves up and down.
and gear and shaft assembly. The nut mounted on the
A pitman arm mounted on the splined end of the gear
steering gear shaft moves up and down on the shaft as
shaft provides the external movement to turn the steering
the shaft is rotated. Recirculating bearing balls engage
axle through a drag link.
the threaded outside diameter of the shaft and the
Section II. REPAIR
that secures the steering handwheel (9) to the shaft
assembly (28); pull the steering handwheel off the shaft
Remove the steering gear (para 2-7a ).
To remove the shaft and gear assembly (23),
tap the end of the shaft with a soft hammer, taking care
not to damage the threads.
If necessary to remove the shaft assembly
Refer to figure 8-1 and disassemble the steering
(28), tap the upper end of the shaft with a soft hammer,
gear. Note the following:
taking care not to damage the threads.
Do not remove the sleeve bearing (22) from
Remove the cover (1) from the horn button (2)
the cover (18) or the sleeve bearing (43) from the
by pulling up on the cover. Remove the horn button by
housing assembly (45) unless inspection indicates the
pressing down and turning it out of the retainer (7).
need for replacement.
Remove the cup (3), spring (4) and cap (5). Remove the
three screws (6) that hold the retainer to the steering
handwheel (9); remove the retainer. Remove the nut (8)