Ryan's process of 116024 steering box removal, overhaul, refitment and alignment and setup of the steering assembly
STEP 1 : preparations for steering box removal - car secure on axle stands
STEP 2 : Using a quality Sykes Picavant ball joint separator to remove the tie rod and drag link from the Pitman arm
STEP 3 : location of power steering oil drain plug on underside of steering box
STEP 4 : drain oil into suitable receptacle
STEP 5 : disconnect pressure and return oil lines from the steering box
STEP 6 : disconnect the steering column coupling - dont separate the spline side and allow misalignement unless you know (as I did) that it's already misaligned.
STEP 7 : location of 3 mounting bolts for the steering box (in the driver's side wheel well)
STEP 8 : lots of torque required to loosen the mounting bolts. I stacked enough extensions to allow a long breaker bar to be used clear of the bodywork
STEP 9 : I removed the steering damper to give me more room to withdraw the steering box
STEP 10 : inspect steering coupling. This pic shows a worn one. Mine was OK as I replaced it recently.
STEP 11 : Inspect hoses. I discovered that my return lines at the box and the pump were "tired" so I removed them.
STEP 12 : new hoses with fittings applied
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