Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
Important : Load the support fixture by tightening the wing nuts several turns in order to take the weight of the powertrain off of the mounts and the frame.
Important: Mark the flywheel to converter position so that they can be assembled in the same position.
Caution: Failure to disconnect the intermediate shaft from the rack and pinion steering gear stub shaft can result in damage to the steering gear or to the intermediate shaft. This damage may cause loss of steering control, which could result in an accident and possible personal injury.
Notice: Do not rotate the steering wheel or move the position of the steering gear once the intermediate shaft is disconnected. This will uncenter the Inflatable Restraint coil in the steering column. If the Inflatable Restraint coil becomes uncentered, it may be damaged during vehicle operation.
Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Tighten Tighten the bolts to 75 N·m (55 Ib ft).
Tighten Tighten the bolts to 47 N·m (35 Ib ft).
Tighten Tighten the fitting to 27 N·m (20 Ib ft).
Tighten Tighten the nuts to 47 N·m (35 Ib ft).
Important: Line up the flywheel and converter using the marks you made at disassembly.
Tighten Tighten the bolts to 60 N·m (44 Ib ft).
Important: When tightening the tie rod end nut, a minimum torque of 45 N-m (33 Ib ft) must be obtained. If 45 N-m (33 Ib ft) is not obtained, inspect for stripped threads. If the threads are satisfactory, replace the tie rod end and knuckle.
After tightening the castellated nut to specification, align the slot in the nut to the cotter pin hole by tightening only. Do not loosen the nut for cotter pin installation.
Tighten the tie rod end nut to 100 N·m (74 Ib ft) then an additional 1/3 turn (2 flats).
Tighten Tighten the bolts to 12 N·m (106 Ib in).
Tighten Tighten the nuts to 145 N·m (110 Ib ft).
Important: When tightening the nut, a minimum torque of 50 N·m (37 Ib ft) must be obtained. If 50 N·m (37 Ib ft) is not obtained, inspect for stripped threads. If threads are satisfactory, replace the ball joint and knuckle. If required, turn the nut up to an additional 60 degrees to allow for installation of the cotter pin.
Tighten Tighten the nuts to 65 N·m (49 Ib ft).
Tighten Tighten the cooler pipe fittings at transmission to 22 N·m (16 Ib ft).
Tighten Tighten the bracket bolts to 12 N·m (106 Ib in).
Tighten Tighten the terminal bolt to 15 N·m (11 lb ft).