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Ford Escape: Power Steering / Removal and Installation - Steering Gear

Removal

  1. Remove the front subframe.
    Refer to: Front Subframe (502-00 Uni-Body, Subframe and Mounting System, Removal and Installation).
    1. Remove and discard the steering gear retainers.
    1. Position the steering gear to the RH side then remove it from the front subframe.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Remove the retainers and the steering gear shield.

Installation

  1. NOTE: Hand start retainers.

    With all retainers finger tightened, complete the tightening sequence, as shown below. Stage 1 on each retainer then stage 2.
    1. Position the steering gear.
    1. Tighten the steering gear retainers.
      Torque:
        Stage 1:  52 lb.ft (70 Nm)
        Stage 2:  120°
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Install the steering gear shield and the retainers.
    Torque: 80 lb.in (9 Nm)
  1. Install the front subframe.
    Refer to: Front Subframe (502-00 Uni-Body, Subframe and Mounting System, Removal and Installation).

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