The Sheppard M-Series power steering gear has no external adjustments. It is important to check and adjust
other components in the system when necessary.
After steering gear replacement or reinstallation, you should check all fasteners for proper torque. The torque
specifications for the steering gear fasteners are listed on page 104. Consult the Vehicle Manufacturer's Service
Manual for proper torque values on mounting bolts.
Check the connection between the steering column U-joint and the steering gear input shaft. Consult the
Vehicle Manufacturer's Service Manual for proper torque to the pinch bolt.
Check to be sure proper torque has been applied to the tab-lock retainer and the locking tabs are bent into the
retainer slots. If torquing is required, refer to the "Pitman Arm Installation" directions in the "Common Proce-
dures" section of this manual.
FAILURE TO INSTALL THE PITMAN ARM AND RETAINER PROPERLY, OR
USING THE WRONG PITMAN ARM OR ATTACHING METHOD, COULD
LEAD TO AN ACCIDENT OR SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.
Bleeding of a single gear system is necessary only when the steering gear is mounted with the sector shaft above
the piston bore. Bleeding of the dual steering gear system is always necessary. Refer to the "Bleeding Dual
Steering Gears" directions in the "Common Procedures" section of this manual.
It will be necessary to set the relief plungers in each end of the steering gear. Refer to "Setting Relief Plungers"
in the "Common Procedures" section of this manual.
Finally, if the steering gear has been changed, it may be necessary to center the wheel. Refer to the
Vehicle Manufacturer's Service Manual for the proper procedure.
NEVER CENTER THE STEERING WHEEL BY RE-INDEXING SPLINES ON THE
STEERING COLUMN SLIP SHAFT. THIS WILL TAKE THE COLUMN OUT OF
PHASE AND CAUSE LUMPY STEERING.