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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: Steering Gear Replacement (2.4L) Steering Gear Assembly

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Steering Gear Replacement (2.4L) Steering Gear Assembly

Steering Gear Replacement

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Caution:Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage many solid-stateelectrical components. ESD susceptible components may or may not belabeled with the ESD symbol. Handle all electrical componentscarefully. Use the following precautions in order to avoid ESDdamage:

Touch a metal ground point in order to remove your body'sstatic charge before servicing any electronic component; especiallyafter sliding across the vehicle seat.Do not touch exposed terminals. Terminals may connect tocircuits susceptible the ESD damage.Do not allow tools to contact exposed terminals whenservicing connectors.Do not remove components from their protective packaginguntil required to do so.Avoid the following actions unless required by the diagnosticprocedure:Jumpering or grounding of the components orconnectors.Connecting test equipment probes to components or connectors.Connect the ground lead first when using test probes.Ground the protective packaging of any component beforeopening. Do not rest solid-state components on metal workbenches,or on top of TVs, radios, or other electrical devices.

Caution:With wheels of the vehicle facing straight ahead, secure the steering wheel utilizingsteering column anti-rotation pin, steering column lock, or a strap to prevent rotation.Locking of the steering column will prevent damage and a possible malfunction of theSIR system. The steering wheel must be secured in position before disconnecting thefollowing components:

The steering columnThe intermediate shaft(s)The steering gear

After disconnecting these components, do not rotate the steering wheel or move thefront tires and wheels. Failure to follow this procedure may cause the SIR coil assemblyto become un-centered and cause possible damage to the SIR coil. If you think theSIR coil has become un-centered, refer to your specific SIR coil’s centering procedureto re-center SIR Coil.

Preliminary ProcedureWith the front wheels in the straight ahead position, turnthe ignition switch to the OFF position and remove the key from theignition lock cylinder. Rotate the steering wheel in order to LOCKthe steering column.If you will be transferring the old power steering assistmotor to a new steering gear, prepare the power steering controlmodule for removal. Refer toPower Steering Control Module Programming and Setup.Raise and support the vehicle. Refer toLifting and Jacking the Vehicle.Disconnect the outer tie rod ends from the steering knuckles.Refer toSteering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement.Remove the catalytic converter. Refer toCatalytic Converter Replacement.Remove the propeller shaft, if equipped. Refer toPropeller Shaft Replacement.Remove the transmission rear mount from the transmission rearmount bracket. Refer toTransmission Rear Mount Replacementif equipped with MH7 orMHC. Refer toTransmission Rear Mount Replacementif equipped with MH2 orMH4.Disconnect the intermediate steering shaft from the steeringgear. Refer toIntermediate Steering Shaft Replacement.Partially lower the rear of the drivetrain and frontsuspension frame in order to gain clearance for the steering gear.Refer toDrivetrain and Front Suspension Frame Replacement.

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Steering Gear Bolt (Qty:-2)

Caution:Refer toFastener Caution.

ProcedureRemove the 2-steering gear bolts.

Discard the bolts.

Install 2-NEW steering gear bolts.Tighten

110-Y(81-lb-ft)

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Steering Gear

ProcedureRemove the steering gear heat shield. Refer toSteering Gear Heat Shield Replacement.Disconnect the electrical connectors. Refer toFEP Connectors.Carefully remove the steering gear through the right frontwheel opening.Transfer parts if necessary. Refer toPower Steering Assist Motor Replacementif necessary.After the installation is complete, measure and adjust thefront toe. Refer toWheel Alignment - Steering Wheel Angle and/or Front Toe Adjustment.If you transferred the old power steering assist motor fromthe old steering gear to the new steering gear, proceed with thescan tool instructions for preparing the power steering controlmodule for removal. Refer toPower Steering Control Module Programming and Setup.

If you installed a new steering gear with a new powersteering assist motor, program the power steering control module.Refer toPower Steering Control Module Programming and Setup.

Tip:The power steering control module is part of the powersteering assist motor.

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