Plymouth Workshop Manuals
PB 150 V8-318 5.2L VIN T 2-BBL (1983)
Steering and Suspension > Steering > Steering Gear > Component Information > Service and Repair > Manual Steering Gear Service > Page 2967
Fig. 20 Checking worm preload
The worm groove is ground with a high point in the center. When the rack-piston nut passes over this high point, a preload of a 1 to 4 inch pounds
times and take a reading. The highest reading obtained with worm rotating should be between 1 and 4 inch pounds. Take a torque reading pulling
Install Housing Lower End Plug
1. Install new housing end plug O-ring seal.
Install Pitman Shaft Gear & Side Cover
1. Install stub shaft flange and turn steering worm until center groove of rack-piston is aligned with center of pitman shaft needle bearings.
pushing cover against housing.
4. Install and tighten side cover screws.
Install Rack-Piston Nut End Plug
1. Install new O-ring seal on end plug, being careful not to allow seal to twist in groove.
Install Rack-Piston Worm & Valve
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