WARNING: Automatic setting poppets do not bench test … do not rotate input shaft more than 1.5 revolutions unless gear is completely installed.
Bench rotating the input shaft more than 1.5 revolutions from center position when steering gear is not completely installed in he steering system could make the automatic poppets inoperative when the steering is installed. This would require disassembly of the steering gear to position poppet seat and sleeve assemblies.
NOTE: Poppets will automatically set when the steering gear is completely installed. As steering wheel is rotating full left or full right, poppets are set when axle stop contact is made.
Flush and bleed the power steering systems AFTER the gear is installed and all steering components are assembled. Click here to follow flush and bleeding guide.