Opel Corsa B 1993–2000 Service and Repair Manual: Steering rack bellows - removal and refitting

Removal

1. Remove the steering gear.

2. Remove the mounting bracket and rubber insulator from the end of the rack furthest from the pinion.

3. On power-assisted racks, disconnect the hydraulic pipe union adjacent to the end of the bellows.

4. Remove the clamping wires and slide both bellows and the connecting tube off the rack.

Separate the bellows from the tube.

Refitting

5. Fit the new bellows and the tube to the rack. Secure the bellows with new wire clips, positioned so that when the rack is in the car the ends of the clips will point upwards. Make sure that the bellows are not twisted.

6. On power-assisted only, reconnect the hydraulic pipe union using new sealing rings.

Tighten the union to the specified torque.

7. Refit the rubber insulator and mounting bracket. The concave end of the mounting bracket flange must point downwards when the rack is fitted.

8. If the pinion sealing cap has been disturbed, make sure it is refitted with its notch engaged with the rib on the pinion housing.

9. Refit the steering gear.

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