12-9. FRONT STEERING GEAR AND PITMAN ARM REPLACEMENT (CONT).
Install bracket (23) on steering gear (7)
eight lockwashers (36) and screws (35).
Tighten screws in sequence shown to
160 to 170 lb-ft (217 to 231 N.m).
Ensure timing marks are aligned
as noted prior to removal.
Align timing marks and install pitman
arm (12) on front steering gear (7).
Adhesives, solvents, and sealing
compounds can burn easily, can
give off harmful vapors, and are
harmful to skin and clothing. To
avoid injury or death, keep away
from open fire and use in a well-
ventilated area. If adhesive,
solvent, or sealing compound
gets on skin or clothing, wash
immediately with soap and
Coat retainer (33) with anti-seize
Position locking ring (32), spacer (34) and
retainer (33) as one assembly on pitman
Bend two opposing tabs (31) on locking ring (32)
into grooves in pitman arm (12).
Wooden block used in Step (7)
should be 2 by 4 by 12 in.
Wedge wooden block between pitman arm
(12) and bracket (23).
Tighten retainer (33) on pitman arm (12) to 450 lb-ft (610 N.m).
Bend two opposing tabs (31) on locking ring (30) down into next available slot on retainer (33).
Retainer may have to be tightened
slightly to align tabs with slots.
Remove wooden block from pitman arm (12) and bracket (23).