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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Steering Gear Boot Replacement

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Steering / Power Steering / Steering Gear Boot Replacement

Special Tools

CH-804 Drive Axle Seal Clamp Pliers

Removal Procedure

Remove the steering linkage outer tie rod. Refer to Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement.

  1. Remove the steering linkage inner tie rod nut (1).
  2. Remove the steering gear outer boot clamp (2).

  1. Loosen the steering gear inner boot clamp (1). Mark installation position of boot clamp (1) on steering gear.

  1. Remove the steering gear boot (1).

Note: After removing the boot, inspect the steering linkage inner tie rod for evidence of corrosion or contamination. If none is evident, continue with the repair. If corrosion or contamination is evident, replace the inner tie rod.

  1. Remove the steering gear inner boot clamp (2).

Installation Procedure

  1. Install a new clamp (2) loosely on the inner part   of the steering gear boot.
  2. Apply grease from the service kit to the indicated locations.

Note: The steering gear boot must seat in the appropriate groove on the steering gear.

  1. Install the steering gear boot (1) over the steering linkage inner tie rod and onto the steering gear.

  1. Adjust boot clamp (1) to marking on steering gear to keep correct installation position.
  2. Using CH-804 pliers crimp the inner steering gear boot clamp (1).

  1. Install the steering gear outer boot clamp (2).
  2. Install the steering linkage inner tie rod nut (1).
  3. Install the steering linkage outer tie rod. Refer to Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement.

Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Outlet Hose Replacement

Preliminary Procedure

Preliminary Procedure

  1. Remove as much power steering fluid from the remote power steering fluid reservoir as possible.
  2. Place drain pans under the vehicle as needed.

Hose Clamp

Procedure

Compress the power steering fluid reservoir outlet hose clamp from the power steering pump and power steering fluid reservoir.

Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Outlet Hose

Procedure

Fill and bleed the power steering system. Refer to Power Steering System Bleeding.

Tip

Clean any excess power steering fluid from the vehicle.

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