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02-19-2013 02:00 AM
dmiller369 i tried a few different spot leak products with no avail.

i believe i got mine from a self service junk yard for about 30.00
02-18-2013 09:41 AM
mahyowie I'm having the same problem in my 97 tj. Any idea on how much the Durango box cost from the junkyard when you got it? I'm going to do the same thing but for now ill probably try the Lucas leak stopper until I get some more money saved for the new box
02-04-2013 02:29 PM
dmiller369
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Originally Posted by jeepsrgreat View Post
Is it possible to keep the Durango pitman arm and not worry about pulling either one?
you know it may be, but if my memory serves me correctly i think the arms were different sizes. but that may not matter.

i pulled it because the junk yard was gonna try and charge me for the box and the arm.
02-03-2013 01:26 PM
jeepsrgreat
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Originally Posted by dmiller369 View Post

+1

i did this on my jeep. There are a lot of write ups on it. go to your local junk yard and walk around. you'll find one pretty easily.

when you go to pull it, make sure you rent a pit man arm puller from the local auto parts store before you try to remove it.its a pretty easy swap. i did it by my self but it would be much easier if you have a second set of hands for the install. no drilling or tapping required. it bolts right in.

also see if your junk yard has core change. you might be able to swap for some money. good luck.
Is it possible to keep the Durango pitman arm and not worry about pulling either one?
02-03-2013 12:23 PM
brpeet
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Originally Posted by dmiller369 View Post
+1

i did this on my jeep. There are a lot of write ups on it. go to your local junk yard and walk around. you'll find one pretty easily.

when you go to pull it, make sure you rent a pit man arm puller from the local auto parts store before you try to remove it.its a pretty easy swap. i did it by my self but it would be much easier if you have a second set of hands for the install. no drilling or tapping required. it bolts right in.

also see if your junk yard has core change. you might be able to swap for some money. good luck.
Thanks for the info. I think I will try to change the seal and if that don't work, I will hit up the local junk yard. I priced the seal kit and it's $18 bucks at the parts store. I'm new to the Jeep scene, so having this forum has helped out as far as the tricks of the Jeep go. Never would of thought of installing a Durango steer box. Thanks again to all.
02-03-2013 01:23 AM
dmiller369
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Originally Posted by Jaxon1023 View Post
Steering box from a 98-99 Durango v8

Durango Steering Gear Swap
+1

i did this on my jeep. There are a lot of write ups on it. go to your local junk yard and walk around. you'll find one pretty easily.

when you go to pull it, make sure you rent a pit man arm puller from the local auto parts store before you try to remove it.its a pretty easy swap. i did it by my self but it would be much easier if you have a second set of hands for the install. no drilling or tapping required. it bolts right in.

also see if your junk yard has core change. you might be able to swap for some money. good luck.
02-02-2013 10:17 PM
brpeet
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Originally Posted by Jaxon1023 View Post
Steering box from a 98-99 Durango v8

Durango Steering Gear Swap
I will look into that. Thank you.
02-02-2013 10:11 PM
Jaxon1023 Steering box from a 98-99 Durango v8

Durango Steering Gear Swap
02-02-2013 10:04 PM
brpeet Right on. I would have to agree on the new box and not even mess with trying to put a new seal in it. Here I go shopping for a new steering box... Any suggestions on where to get a quality box? Not looking for the cheapest, but maybe something bigger as I need to upgrade my steering linkage anyway.
02-02-2013 09:47 PM
aaron 06tj i had a blazer that leaked at the seal it would have saved alot of trouble just replacing the box but no i wanted to just the seal. Needless to say after putting it on and taking it off 5 times finally got it all sealed right again.
02-02-2013 09:27 PM
towerofpower84 I had the same issue. I purchased some Lucas power steering stop-leak at oreillys and filled it back up with it when it was half empty. instead of having a baseball sized puddle every morning, i get only a drip or two a WEEK. Has kept my leaking under control for several months. Yes, it's only temporary, but if you're short on cash it'll hold you for a while. I don't think replacing it is that big of a deal, aside from having to rent a pitman arm puller. I have researched it before and I don't think you can easily 'replace' that seal. The whole power steering box has to be removed and torn apart to replace that seal. If it was me, I'd just fork out the cash for a new one, or upgrade to a Durango box. I will sooner or later, I just keep spending money on other shit for the jeep
02-02-2013 09:14 PM
brpeet
Steering box leaking @ pitman arm

My steering box is leaking right where the pitman arm attach's to the output shaft of the steering box. My question is, how easy is this to fix and would it just be the seal? Nothing has hit the pitman arm, or the box. Not looking forward at pulling the steering box out unless I have too.

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