Facelift Oil Pan Replacement - Need Steering Rack Tips

(Veekay) #1

I’m trying to figure out what I need to disconnect to get this oil pan out.

Will I need to disconnect tie rods, ball joints or anything at the wheels?

The manual is not too descriptive on how to pull this off. There’s no YouTube video.

I’m planning to use the harbor freight engine support and set the car on jack stands.

I see that I have to start by removing the pinch bolt securing the lower steering column universal joint to the rack.
Then I remove the bolt, washer and self locking but securing the steering rack top mounting to the crossmember.

At this point the steering rack drops?