Now very careful to not lose any bearings, pull the rack piston out. I have a tray under it, some will stay in the housing, but most will be inside the piston. I used a magnet to fish all the balls out. If you lose one of these, you are tossing the whole thing, so very careful. The instructions I had said 24 balls, and I could only find 22, 11 of each color. (Some are glossy bright, some are dull gray). Take my advice and don't google how many balls you should have, but it turns out 22 is the right number for a small bore box like this. Next is the pitman shaft bearing snap ring. It was stuck in there good. I got it out in pieces, I really needed better internal snap ring pliers, which I now have coming from Knipex. The kit I'm using from Edelmann has new snap rings.