Chevrolet Cobalt Service & Repair Manual: Steering Gear, Replace

1. Ensure front wheels are in straight ahead position, then secure steering wheel to prevent rotation.
2. Raise and support vehicle, then remove wheel and tire assemblies.
3. Remove steering gear to intermediate shaft pinch bolt. Discard bolt.
4. Separate steering gear from intermediate shaft.
5. Remove attaching nut from outer tie rod ball stud.
6. Remove outer tie rod ball stud from steering knuckle using ball joint separator tool No. J24319-B, or equivalent.
7. Remove steering gear mounting bolts.
8. Remove rear transaxle mount.
9. Remove steering gear from frame, then from vehicle through left hand wheel opening.
10. Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
  a. Torque wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs.
  b. Torque wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs.
  c. Torque intermediate shaft pinch bolt to 25 ft. lbs.
  d. Torque tie rod end to steering knuckle nut to 44 ft. lbs.
  e. Torque transmission mount through bolt to 74 ft. lbs.
  f. Torque power steering gear mounting bolts to 81 ft. lbs.
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    Refer to Fig. 1 when performing the following procedure. 1. Raise and support the vehicle. 2. Remove front stabilizer shaft cl ...

    Steering Knuckle, Replace
    1. Raise and support vehicle using suitable lift. 2. Remove tire and wheel assemblies. 3. Separate outer tie ...

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