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Old 08-23-2009, 06:03 PM   #1
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Need help with a power stearing gear box

Hey, Just got my first Jeep and I'm starting the repair/rebuild process. It looks like my power steering gear box has a bad seal(s) and is spitting ps fluid all over. I bought the rebuild kit from Auto Zone but before I dive in I though I'd ask a couple questions...

1. on a scale of 1-10 is this a huge pain in the butt? I am pretty technically inclined and have been working on cars for a few years but I am unfamiliar with this unit/system.

2. "Does anyone know where I could find a good diagram of the steering gear box? My Haneys book doesn't touch the subject which makes me think I shouldn't press my luck."

3. "Are there pressed gears or couplings in this box that I might need special tools for?" (the last 2 ques. were quoted from a different forum)

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Old 08-23-2009, 08:29 PM   #2
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im having the same problem with mine, i was told not to bother with it but im curious to see what happens with you. i just keep a bottle handy.

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i personally wouldn't screw with it i would see if i could find a used one in a junk yard and replace by the time u get done screwing with it i would think u will have in man hours spent more then just replacing it and if u replace it check and re coat the frame under it so it wont rust out if it hasn't already
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Thanks for the feedback, guys. I am a bit discouraged by the high price of these things, even used, but it may be more trouble than it's worth, by the sound of it. Thanks
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i've been a mechanic for close to 10 yrs, just buy a rebuilt box, there's a lot of important measurements and preloads you have to reset, and it will be very discouraging if you do all that work, and it leaks again.
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@jpdocdave Thanks a lot for the help, I have certainly bit off more than I could chew before.
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@jpdocdave Thanks a lot for the help, I have certainly bit off more than I could chew before.
any time. and maybe its worth a shot, the rebuild kits are cheap, and if you have time to spare, give it a whirl. but if you're time is tight like most, it is a huge pain in the arse when you spend all that time and it doesn't work right anyway. but whats the worst that can happen.....you have a leaky gear box....again. then turn it in for the core when you buy a reman.
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yeah daves right don't let my previous statement discourage u too much if u got time then go for it but remember if u do it make a right up want to see how thats done
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Yeah, depending on how cheap I can find replacement I may keep the rebuild kit and take my time on the basement workbench. I am anxious to get up my first writeup... then again I have a list about a mile long of things to fix
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yeah theirs been a few i wanted to do but i never remember to take pics when I'm working mainly because once i start I'm gone i dont stop for anything till its done i have to be dragged away to eat
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Is that a jar being held with shoelace to catch the leaking fluid?

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