Decided it was a good time to swap the steering box while the engine was out of the car. 3.8 vs 3 in ratio something. Having replaced all of the other components in the suspension over the years, a fresh steering box was the last missing part for that new car feel. And it made all the difference in the world. This should be a top priority for any 540-owner!
Yes, the retards at the junkyard cut the cables to the servotronic unit. Leaving us with no option other than disassemblying it to get something to solder on
These little fkers did not want to come lose. Not something you’d want to break either, considering a new servotronic unit costs more than twice of what I paid for the steering box
The two allen bolts are the long ones that hold the entire thing in place, the torx the ones that hold the lid. as expected the allens were the ones that were difficult, and the torx were easy in comparison.
Lots of heat, tapping with a hammer and WD40. The hammer is what finally won us the fight.
Tap where the allen bolt is, the torx bolts are short and only holds the lid in place.
Two allen and two torx. Made sure to put some anti seize when they went back.
The valve goes back in this order.
In the car