Before going any further, make sure the power
steering gear you are working on was built
after July 1990.
Using the ratchet and 15 or 16mm socket,
loosen and remove the 4 bearing cap cover
bolts and remove the cover (Figure 8).
DO NOT TURN THE INPUT SHAFT
DURING REPAIRS. TURNING THE SHAFT
OR MIXING COMPONENTS WILL CAUSE
DAMAGE TO THE BEARING CAP AND
ACTUATING SHAFT ASSEMBLY.
The thrust washer may stick to the bearing cap
cover. If this happens, re-install the thrust washer
in the steering gear (Figure 9 and Figure 10).