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Pitman shaft/seals/bearing

DISASSEMBLY

(1) Clean exposed end of pitman shaft and housing with a wire brush.

(2) Remove preload adjuster nut (Fig. 5).

Fig. 3 End Plug Components
Fig. 3 End Plug Components

1 - HOUSING ASSEMBLY
2 - HOUSING END PLUG O-RING SEAL
3 - HOUSING END PLUG
4 - RETAINING RING

Fig. 4 Installing The Retaining Ring
Fig. 4 Installing The Retaining Ring

1 - RING CAP
2 - PUNCH ACCESS HOLE
3 - RETAINER RING

(3) Rotate the stub shaft with a 12 point socket from stop to stop and count the number of turns.

(4) Center the stub shaft by rotating it from the stop 1/2 of the total amount of turns.

(5) Remove side cover bolts and remove side cover, gasket and pitman shaft as an assembly (Fig. 5).

NOTE: The pitman shaft will not clear the housing if it is not centered

Fig. 5 Side Cover and Pitman Shaft
Fig. 5 Side Cover and Pitman Shaft

1 - SIDE COVER BOLTS
2 - PRELOAD ADJUSTER NUT
3 - SIDE COVER
4 - GASKET SEAL
5 - PITMAN SHAFT GEAR
6 - HOUSING ASSEMBLY

(6) Remove pitman shaft from the side cover.

(7) Remove dust seal from the housing with a seal pick (Fig. 6).

CAUTION: Use care not to score the housing bore when prying out seals and washer.

(8) Remove retaining ring with snap ring pliers.

(9) Remove washer from the housing.

(10) Remove oil seal from the housing with a seal pick.

(11) Remove pitman shaft bearing from housing with a bearing driver and handle (Fig. 7).

ASSEMBLY

(1) Install pitman shaft bearing into housing with a bearing driver and handle.

(2) Coat the oil seal and washer with special grease supplied with the new seal.

(3) Install the oil seal with a driver and handle.

(4) Install backup washer.

Fig. 6 Pitman Shaft Seals & Bearing
Fig. 6 Pitman Shaft Seals & Bearing

1 - BEARING
2 - WASHER
3 - DUST SEAL
4 - RETAINER
5 - OIL SEAL

Fig. 7 Needle Bearing Removal
Fig. 7 Needle Bearing Removal

1 - REMOVER
2 - SIDE COVER AREA

(6) Coat the dust seal with special grease supplied with the new seal.

(7) Install dust seal with a driver and handle.

(8) Install pitman shaft to side cover by screwing shaft in until it fully seats to side cover.

(9) Install preload adjuster nut. Do not tighten nut until after Over-Center Rotation Torque adjustment has been made.

(10) Install gasket to side cover and bend tabs around edges of side cover (Fig. 5).

(11) Install pitman shaft assembly and side cover to housing.

(12) Install side cover bolts and tighten to 60 N·m (44 ft. lbs.).

(13) Perform over-center rotation torque adjustment.

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