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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2001, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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leaking steering box

I was under the jeep changing the body mounts today. I knew the boot is riped on the steering shaft so i took a look at it. Then i noticed that the bottom seal was leaking on the box. The one where the pitman arm attaches. Not sure what they call that shaft. I had to change one of them on a ford pickup i use to have. Is this seal replaceable on the jeeps box. I didnt see any snaprings in there that would hold the seal in. It was dirty and i was running late so i didnt mess with it much. Thanks guys you are the best.

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Re: leaking steering box

Considering the year of the vehicle, it is probably past time for a steering box rebuild, your leaking seal is trying to tell you things are getting old. The steering box is one thing I didn't feel comfortable doing myself, had mine pro rebuilt a couple months ago, paid $175. Can't hardly believe how much tighter the steering is , you start to get used to a worn steering box and think its normal. BTW, replace that boot too, its about 20 bucks.

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Re: leaking steering box

The box isnt that old the previous owner change it for me. You do have me thinking though what junk box did he use and is it any good. Maybe it is time for a upgrade.

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