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wolfen 06-15-2013 06:57 AM

Stering box question
 
ok guys three years and it still leaks a little,
2001 Jeep Wrangler, 150 cid engine 3 speed automatic transmission and power steering,
what steering boxes off of what vehicles will fit?, I've heard that the 99 Durango box is an exact fit but is that actually cheaper than a Jeep one?

Yachtman 06-15-2013 07:31 AM

I bought the reman from advance, cardone. $99 plus 40 core free ship works great. Very happy. Search advance 30% coupon. Nice and easy install.

michiganhunter 06-15-2013 08:55 AM

I just installed the same one a few days back, woke up this morning, and it's leaking again from the top of the gear box up by the steering shaft gear!

KBR97 06-15-2013 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by wolfen (Post 3862854)
I've heard that the 99 Durango box is an exact fit but is that actually cheaper than a Jeep one?

I'm sure the prices are about the same, the Durango box is just supposed to be a little tougher vs jeep box. Better for bigger tires.

wolfen 06-15-2013 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by KBR97 (Post 3863121)
I'm sure the prices are about the same, the Durango box is just supposed to be a little tougher vs jeep box. Better for bigger tires.

So basically the stock one is all I need then, the biggest tires I can put on mine are already on it they are 235's no need for me to go any bigger my Jeep will go anywhere I want , need or think I might fit the way it is :)

KBR97 06-15-2013 06:30 PM

I would say if you're not running anything more than 33s you should be just fine with the stock gear box.

wolfen 06-15-2013 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by KBR97 (Post 3864321)
I would say if you're not running anything more than 33s you should be just fine with the stock gear box.

that's good to know, next question, how hard is it to change the seals instead of replacing the entire gear?
And do people have success doing that or is it a lost cause or too labor intense
? I know I could do it if its doable cause I've worked on cars since I was 10

jherrington 06-15-2013 08:57 PM

just replace the box. Sometimes it the seals are leaking because of a bad bearing/ other problems. Think about how much it would suck to replace the seals only for it to leak again once you installed it.

Get a new box and you get a lifetime warranty with it if you get it from autozone. its easy to install.

Plowboy1970 06-15-2013 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by jherrington (Post 3864657)
just replace the box. Sometimes it the seals are leaking because of a bad bearing/ other problems. Think about how much it would suck to replace the seals only for it to leak again once you installed it.

Get a new box and you get a lifetime warranty with it if you get it from autozone. its easy to install.

I did the autozone box 2 years ago. Just last month it was getting loose. The shaft the pitman goes on was loose. Paid for another box, took home. 45 minutes I had it swapped and took the old one back and got my money back. It was great. LIFETIME!!!

wolfen 06-16-2013 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jherrington (Post 3864657)
just replace the box. Sometimes it the seals are leaking because of a bad bearing/ other problems. Think about how much it would suck to replace the seals only for it to leak again once you installed it.

Get a new box and you get a lifetime warranty with it if you get it from autozone. its easy to install.

Thanks, THAT made my mind up to just get another one


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