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Experience:  14 years GM dealer Technician.
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Ive got a 2005 coloradoand ive got the steering rack

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ive got a 2005 colorado*****and ive got the steering rack unbolted from everythin but it wont come out.
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: its completely unattached from all attachment points and its just laying there cradled. I cant get it out. tried pulling pushing twisting turning. Does something else need to be removed in order to get it to drop free? there doesnt seem to be enough room between the cross member that the steering rack is bolted to and the*****front drive axle.
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Customer: yes
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Customer: everything i said above
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
anyone there?
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Below is the procedure to remove the steering rack.

Removal Procedure 1. Raise and support the vehicle. 2. Remove both of the front tire and wheel assemblies. 3. Remove the engine protection shield if equipped. 4. Disconnect the outer tie rod end from the steering knuckle. 5. Place a drain pan to catch the fluid.

6. Disconnect the power steering hose assembly from the steering gear. 7. Remove the coupler clamp bolt from the intermediate shaft. 8. Separate the intermediate shaft from the steering gear.

9. Remove the steering gear vertical mounting nuts, the washers and the bolts.

10. On 4WD vehicles, support the front carrier and remove the drivers side mounting bracket-to-frame bolts. 11. Move LH side of the front carrier rearward enough to remove the gear.

12. Remove the steering gear horizontal mounting nuts, the washers and the bolts. 13. Remove the steering gear RH isolator bracket. 14. Remove the crossmember, 2WD ONLY. 15. Remove the steering gear from the vehicle.

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Thanks Pete