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Hi everybody

After browsing Craigslist for quite some time, I found a 1973 CJ5 with a 304 V8, and it's stick shift. I plan on beating it up in the trails, since it's not exactly brand new.

The owner says the steering box is bad, it's 'sketchy on pavement, fine on dirt'. How expensive is it to have that replaced/repaired? Can someone with almost mechanical experience swap it out?

What else should I inspect when I go see the CJ5?
 

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I had the steering box replaced on a 2000 TJ I use to own. Had a tire dealer do it (Big O Tires) and it seems like it was pretty easy and cheap. $250 or there about. Nothing major but can't speak for a CJ5 either.

Stan
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Just changed mine out, You tube said 1 hour and three bolts, it took me longer but had four bolts and the "inverted" torq's bolt". Bought an O'Reilly's gear box $120. 45 min to re-install.
 
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