I'm working on a rack & pinion replacement on a 2000 Grand Am GT 3.4l w/auto trans now with no lift. It has been difficult, I'm 6 hours into the job and have it completely disconnected but cannot get it out of the drivers wheel well, as instructed by Haynes manual for the car. I believe the subframe or engine cradle or whatever you want to call it needs to be lowered a bit. When I figure it out I'll post again.
difficult to change really should be done by a professional,you can with time snake it out...i hate changing them.........
just got my 2004 ram done at the dealer for 83 bucks. worth the money and have them do it :)
cant be done
the plugs on the back are very difficult. How is this done.
mechanic work guide states 2.2 hrs. Also you'll need to get an alignment done afterwards.
It sounds like you are having rack and pinion problems. I have had two Grand Caravans and had to have them replaced on both. One was still under warranty. They are pretty common to have replaced, but it has to be done a certified technician. Good Luck.
you need to change the fluid. my 99 grand am does that, it feels like you're shifting a manual from 1st to 2nd.
To change the pinion gear in a differential you must first open the differential, drain the gear oil and inspect the gears and bearings. Pinion gears and ring gears are usually done as a matched set so you should plan on replacing both. Remove the axle shafts and then mark the carrier bearing caps so they can be replaced in exactly the same location and direction that they came off. remove the caps and then pull the carrier out. Measure the pinion to axle centerline distance so that you can get the new pinion in the same spot. Remove the yoke retainer nut and the driveshaft yoke and then remove the pinion from the differential housing. You should be using new bearings and races so remove the old races from the differential housing and the old bearing from the Pinion gear. The shims from the old gear should be a good starting place to set up your new pinion depth. Test fit the new pinion to see if the pinion depth is right. Install pinion bearing races, bearings and new seal. Install new ring gear and set the gear lash You may have to shim the carrier or change the pinion depth to get the right gear lash. This process usually requires expert knowledge and specialized tools and you may want to consult a qualified mechanic to do the job. There are many more detailed descriptions on the net.
Like most cars, the internal clock on a Jeep Grand Cherokee is not linked to the radio, so does not know when to change the time. This has to be done manually, by referring to the instruction booklet.
This is not a simple job.It takes about two hours just to remove it,and I would not attempt it without putting the car on a lift. My advise:take it to a mechanic who has done it before......
There are adjusrers on the sides of the ring gear housing for side clearance and the pinion gear depth is achieved by removing pinion gear and adding or removing shims to correct depth. should be done by an experienced technisian.v After the pinion depth is set(with shims). The backlash is set with shims under the side bearings.
Just had this done on my 2002 4wd Dakota for about $160 including a pinion repair kit installed at a NAPA repair shop. 2004 shouldn't be much different. I think the pinion repair kit was about $30, so less that if you don't need it.