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1997 Ford Explorer Steering Gear Removal

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Download 1. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 . 2. Remove the front wheel and tire assemblies. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 . 3. Disconnect the tie-rod ends. 1. Remove and discard the cotter pins. 2. Remove the castle nuts. 3. NOTE: Remove the adapter from the ball end of the tool and apply a small amount of grease to the tie-rod stud and to the ball of the tool. Use care not to damage the tie-rod dust boots when installing the tool. Disconnect the tie-rod ends from the front wheel spindles, using Tie-Rod End Remove TOOL-3290-D or equivalent. 4. Remove the left tie-rod end. 5. If equipped, remove the lower engine splash shield. 6. Remove the stabilizer bar. For additional information, refer to Section 204-01A . 7. Remove the nuts retaining the power steering cooler to the steering gear and position the cooler out of the way. 8. CAUTION: Clean any loose dirt from the valve portion of steering gear housing to prevent contamination of the power steering system. NOTE: