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How do you rack and pinion in 2001 Alero?

I just removed pinion from 2000 I never have did this

Place car on jacks. remove fluid from steering loosen tire rod ends. bolts that hold to car. Remove sway bar at tires because you can remove two bolts on the rack and pinion by sway bar up or down. There are two tubes that run along and pinion, loosen the one on passenger bend so tube is on top of rack, power steer hoses at steering pump. rack slide out drivers side of

I just did this on my 2001 GLS 3.4L V6 so let me go into a little detail.


1. Drain steering reservoir and remove lines. I found it easier if you the cruise control box out of the way.

2. the alternator remove the bracket the power steering lines to the

3. Place the car on jack stands the front subframe.

4. Remove tires.

5. Remove tie rod ends and bar endlinks.

6. Remove intermediate pinchbolt through driver well.

7. Unbolt power line under passenger 1 nut on stabilizer bar mount. 1 bolt body.

8. Place another set of stands under the front

9. Place jack at rear of

10. Loosen front subframe located at the end of the frame rails by the ends of the airdam.

11. Remove 3 rear subframe center rear subframe and 2 center subframe nuts.

12. rear subframe down 3 inches. Mine held on its own or you may to support it with jackstands.

13. stabilizer bar and slide out.

14. rack and pinion and slide out wheel well.


1. out remove hoses and replace on new rack.

2. Mount new rack in and hoses up into engine

3. Mount stabilizer bar.

4. subframe back up and tighten all the loosened earlier.

5. Reinstall shaft and pinchbolt. Recommend threadlocker.

6. Mount outer tie and stabilizer bar endlinks.

7. Reinstall steer lines to pump.

8. power steer lines on rear of engine and underneath on Making sure lines rub on the body or touch the exhaust.

9. wheels and turn all the way to the left.

10. Add fluid to cold mark.

11. steering wheel lock to at least 20 times, periodically the fluid.

12. If you see air bubbles in reservoir another 20 times lock to to work air out of the system.

13. Lower

14. Start vehicle and turn to and right verifying proper operation.

Couple notes:

It is easier to get the rack out and change the then try fighting the hoses mounted.

I would replace the bar endlinks and bushings while you are the job.

I could not get to the rack bolts the stabilizer bar mounted. I had to remove the bar to get to the

I could not get rack out without the subframe. There was not enough

It took me about 8 hours in my with jackstands and no air tools.

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