Home Auto Repair 1999 Ford Taurus Steering Gear Base REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

1999 Ford Taurus Steering Gear Base REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

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Download 1. Open hood. 2. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01. 3. From inside vehicle, remove nuts retaining steering column tube boot (3C611) to cowl panel. 4. Remove bolt retaining steering column intermediate shaft coupling (3A525) to steering column lower yoke (3N725) . 5. Position steering column tube boot out of the way. Remove pinch bolt retaining steering column intermediate shaft coupling to power rack and pinion steering gear and remove steering column intermediate shaft coupling . 6. Raise vehicle on a twin post hoist and remove front wheel and tire assemblies. 7. Remove exhaust system flex tube-to-dual converter Y-pipe attachment. Disconnect heated oxygen sensor wiring harness. Remove dual converter Y pipe (5F250) from vehicle. Dual Converter Y Pipe Removal 8. Support vehicle with jack stands under rear edge of front sub-frame (5C145). 9. Remove tie rod cotter pins and nuts, and remove tie rod end (3A130) from RH front wheel knuckle (3K185) and LH front wheel knuckle (3K186). 10. Remove tie rod end from front wheel spindle tie rod (3280) . Mark position of jam nut to maintain alignment.