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meanstreaker 12-26-2011 08:12 PM

2006 monte ss turbo'd
Hey there ! I have an ss with a turbo and meth. inj. i bought the car about two years ago and now the motor is showing some base compression so i figured it was time to haul it out. I'm an old school gm guy and worked on rwd's for twenty years but this is my first attempt at a fwd. I've got pretty much everything disconnected and i assume the best way is to drop the k frame out from the bottom ? the only thing stumping me so far is how to disconnect the steering shaft from the rack ! should be simple or am i simple ? will post some pics tommorow. any help and or hints would be appreciated !

Danthurs 12-26-2011 09:37 PM

You can either remove the two bolts holding the rack to the sub frame, to do this you need to remove the power steering pump from the engine. Or you can lower the sub frame and the rack will slip off the steering column.

meanstreaker 12-27-2011 09:36 AM

Hey dan ! so if i lower the subframe there is nothing to unbolt from the colmn? it's some kind of slip shaft ? i cant see anything cause it's all shrouded in plastic and didn't feel like breaking anything just yet ! thanks for the help .................kevin

Danthurs 12-27-2011 10:53 AM

Go slow. It will slide right out. But it's on a angle and it could bind up. Undoing the two bolts is the best option, that way you can move the rack a bit.

jwfirebird 12-28-2011 09:08 AM

would like to see pics, i like the montes

meanstreaker 12-28-2011 10:59 AM

Hey there all ! when i dropped the k member a couple of inches it gave me enogh room to pry the boot up to real a bolt through the shaft. with 3 extensions i got it but man getting it back together will be fun. how do i upload pics here ?

Danthurs 12-28-2011 01:04 PM

You can click go advanced and you will then have the option to upload.

meanstreaker 12-29-2011 10:56 AM

turbo pic
here is a pic before i started dismantling it having a hard time learning how to upload from my smartphone. will post more a little later...........kevin

meanstreaker 12-29-2011 11:03 AM

upload failed ! aaargh

Danthurs 12-29-2011 09:46 PM

Another option is to upload it to a place like photobucket. I kind of like using facebook. You can then take the location of that image and then click the little yellow box on the editor bar, the one that looks like mountains and a sun. Copy the link there and the image will display in the post.

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