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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Anyway to check the condition of a Waggy Power Steering Gear box after it's been pulled? Guy wants $45 obo. For $45 I'm tempted to just take my chances.

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You can check the mechanicals by seeing if the adjustment is within spec. Takes a beam-type inch-pound torque wrench. No way to test the hydraulics that I can think of, other than to look for signs of leaks.

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For $45, buy it and pop for antoher $15, or so , for a rebuild kit and learn to rebuild the darn thing. It's time consuming, but not hard. Then when your done... rebuild the one you just took off and set it on the shelf for a spare.
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That was pretty much the plan LEVE.

I think the one I have now is toasted. But won't know until I get into it.

I've been in a non Power steering gear box before, and I must say, that's the only thing I've come across on the Jeep that stumped me on a rebuild. I didn't quite get it back together right

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I've only done one - a Saginaw on a dump truck - which is just a larger version of the Jeep's. I followed the instructions in the Jeep FSM to the letter, except that I didn't use a shield to install the worm seal, and guess what? The worm seal leaked!

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