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Re: pinion gear

Subject: Re: pinion gear
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 07:29:56 -0500
Do NOT DISASSEMBLE THE RACK.  Remove it from the car if you need to
service it. If you're just chaging the motor mount then grind down a
cheap 1/2 inch wrench to fit between the steering shaft and whatever else
is in the way. Many on the list have taken this approach. I changed mine
when I had the whole front end out of the car so it was easy but I can
see where problems can arrise from lack of access.
The oil needs to be injected via the (top of the) boot joint. Hope this
Steve Bettencourt

On Thu, 31 Jan 2002 15:46:11 -0800 Monte Morris <>
> I'm trying to change a left front motor mount but can't figure out 
> how to
> remove the pinion(rod?) from the gears on the rack. I have loosened 
> the
> steering wheel and pulled it backwards towards the rear of the car. 
> This
> pulled the pinion rod loose from the bottom of the U-joint. I 
> removed the
> cover for the pinion gear housing and the lock nut, washer, and 
> bearings.
> The rod will pull slightly upwards when I pull from the U-joint end, 
> but
> the pinion will not come free from its housing. How do I get it 
> free?
> Next question:
> There is a heavy weight oil in the pinion gear housing that, of 
> course,
> drained out when the cover was removed. How do I go about replacing 
> the oil
> with the rack remaining on the car? I can see no filler vent.
> Thanks,
> Monte 79B

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