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Old 03-21-2009, 01:28 PM   #1
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Leaky Steering Box

Can someone give me some quick pointers? My power steering fluid is leaking out of my steering box, 1995 wrangler. Can I remove it and get a rebuild kit, or does the whole steering gearbox need to be replaced $$?? What is involved in getting it off? Thanks.
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
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easy to remove, rebuilding is a little more difficult. easier to just replace it, i've heard of some upgrades from the junk yard to. like getting a dodge durango gear box. anywho, you will need a good pitman arm puller to put your pitman arm on the new box.

edit: although, if it is just a shaft seal, that could be replaced to save money. but you can also run into worn parts making the seal go bad.....eh...just replace it.

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when swapping from a worn out manual box to power steering I used an boneyard XJ unit pitman arm and all. Everyone will tell ya it won't work but my box must have not gotten that memo.

Generally it's easier to source a replacement than rebuild these boxes
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So I think I'll get a Pitman tool, remove the box and then decide how to repair or replace it. Thanks both of you.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:41 AM   #5
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You can also poor a little brake fluid in your PS resevoir. It will make the seal expand a bit and slow the leak. Not a perm fix, but a little bandaid until you get it tco.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:04 PM   #6
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I have the same problem on my 97...good advice...think I may remove it, look at it, scratch my head...and buy a replacement! Thanks all!

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