Fluid on Steering Gear Box?
ok from the files of wtf?....
looked underneath the zook the other day and found what looked to oil on the bottom of the Steeering gear box. It was located right on the bottom, on the gear that connect to the pitman arm ( i think). I thought it might be some leak from another component, so i wiped it clean and its back this morning, The steering does not seem out of whack, although the steering wheel is slightly out of line. I checked the components surrounding and it does not look like anything is leaking onto the gear box- rather it seems that it is coming from inside the box and leaking down onto the shaft. Note- I do NOT have Power steering. So what the heck is it? Is there fluid(grease,oil) in the steeing box? the oil is lt brown, and a fairly thin consistency. I thought maybe dirty brake fluid- but again dont see where it is coming from.Because its steering related, Im kinda worried about driving it, as loosing control at 65 is not on "things to do " list.
Suggestions? Opinions? Cures?TIA.
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