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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Steering box

I recently switched out my stock tj steering box with another stock steering box, because my stock box was leaking. I found the new steering box with no core charge for about $30 i put it in and it has alot of play i can move it back and forth probably about 2 inches each way, and if i move it back and forth it eventually builds up pressure and eventually i get some movement out of the pitman arm. Ive tried tightening the gear mesh nut or whatever the top allen/nut is and its not freezing up or anything so, should i keep tightening that? Or just buy a shaft seal kit or seal kit for the previous stock box?
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If it's not leaking don't get another - adjust it first. Adjustment is more than tightening that nut, and you can ruin the box if you keep tightening it. PM me your e-mail address and I'll send you the proper procedure. You need an inch-pound beam-type torque wrench to do it, but you can probably rent one.

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