Okay, just wanted you to be aware that binding in the steering is often due to the steering intermediate shaft, not the rack. If it is leaking, it makes sense to go ahead and replace the rack.Removal
1. Raise front of vehicle and support with it safety stand.
2. Remove wheel and tire.
3. Pull out cotter pin and remove nut.
4. Separate tie rod from steering knuckle with a puller or pickle fork. Notice:
Replace nut temporarily so that screw threads do not become damaged
5. Loosen the bolts from the return oil pipe and pressure oil pipe and disconnect return oil pipe and pressure oil pipe.
6. Remove intermediate shaft from the steering rack and linkage.
7. Loosen the bolts and nuts from the steering rack brackets.
8. Remove slowly steering rack from right side of vehicle if necessary.Disassembly
1. Mark alignment of tie rod, jam nut, and tie rod end as shown.
2. Loosen tie rod jam nut, and then remove tie rod.Assembly
1. Install tie rod jam nut and align with mark made before disassembly.
2. Install tie rod end and rotate to align with mark made before disassembly.
3. Tighten tie rod jam nut.
Tightening torque: 50 - 58 ft. lbs. (69 - 78 Nm, 7.0 - 8.0 kg-m)
4. Install tie rod to knuckle arm.Replacement
1. Install steering rack into right side of vehicle.
2. Tighten bolts and nuts to steering rack brackets.
Tightening torque: 55 - 69 ft. lbs. (74 - 93 Nm, 7.5 - 9.5 kg-m)
3. Tighten intermediate shaft bolt.
Tightening torque: 16 - 20 ft. lbs. (21 - 26 Nm, 2.2 - 2.7 kg-m)
4. Connect return oil pipe and pressure oil pipe and tighten bolts from the return oil pipe and pressure oil pipe.
Tightening torque: 17 - 26 ft. lbs. (24 - 35 Nm, 2.4 - 3.6 kg-m)
5. Install tie-rod into steering knuckle arm.
6. Tighten nut and install new cotter pin.
Tightening torque: 43 - 58 ft. lbs. (59 - 78 Nm, 6.0 - 8.0 kg-m)
7. Install wheels and tires.
8. Lower vehicle.