Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Specifications. Special tools

Specifications

Power steering gear

Steering Gear

Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recirculating Ball

Gear Ratio

RHD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:1
LHD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:1

Worm Shaft Bearing

Preload . . . . . . . . . . 0.45-1.13 N·m (4-10 in. lbs.)

Pitman Shaft Overcenter Drag

New Gear (under 400 miles) . . . . . 0.45-0.90 N·m (4-8 in. lbs.) + Worm Shaft Preload
Used Gear (over 400 miles) . . . . . . . 0.5-0.6 N·m (4-5 in. lbs.) + Worm Shaft Preload

Torque chart

DESCRIPTION TORQUE

Power Steering Gear

Adjustment Cap Locknut . . . 108 N·m (80 ft. lbs.)
Adjustment Screw Locknut . . 49 N·m (36 ft. lbs.)
Gear to Frame Bolts . . . . . . . 95 N·m (70 ft. lbs.)
Pitman Shaft Nut . . . . . . . 251 N·m (185 ft. lbs.)
Rack Piston Plug . . . . . . . . . 102 N·m (75 ft. lbs.)
Side Cover Bolts . . . . . . . . . . 60 N·m (44 ft. lbs.)
Pressure Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 N·m (21 ft. lbs.)
Return Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 N·m (21 ft. lbs.)
Return Guide Clamp Bolt . . . 58 N·m (43 ft. lbs.)

Special tools

POWER STEERING GEAR

POWER STEERING GEAR

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