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How To Remove the Steering Gear?

This is a discussion on How To Remove the Steering Gear? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I tried to remove the steering gear and got it all out except the main bolt on the drivers side. ...

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    Junior Member ssxcytmnt's Avatar
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    How To Remove the Steering Gear?

    I tried to remove the steering gear and got it all out except the main bolt on the drivers side. The bolt is long and hits the oil pan. I jacked up the moter just a bit as not to damage anything and still the bolt was to long. I need to replace the gear cause its leaking and the power sterring fluid is running on to my catalitic converter and it smells pretty bad. I though about cutting the bolt off and replacing it with a new one and putting it in upside down, but would prefer to put it in from the top as it came out. Plus how to cut the bolt off is another problem....Has anyone replaced there sterring gear and how did you get the drivers side bolt out?

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    I have read on hear most people cut the bolt and put in upside down. All you need is a sawzall.

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    No need to cut the bolt. You can safely jack the motor up high enough to get it out. Just jack it up inch by inch until the bolt comes out. I've swapped MANY racks/steering gears on customers cars and never once had to cut the bolt.
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