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How much is a new Steering box for 89 Blazer?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rocko, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Who's replaced them?
    How much did you pay for new/used?
    Where do you buy new ones?
     
  2. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    send yours over to WTOR and have them rebuild it. IME, rebuilt ones cost about $100 so you can have one rebuilt and tapped for only $50 more.
     
  3. 90K5Blazer

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    I bought mine from autozone for 180. sounds like the other guy has a cheaper way!
     
  4. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    $169.99 with a $150 core charge...guess what i did today?
     
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    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    oh yeah, thats from O'Reilly's
     
  6. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Uhhh if it's leaking you can usualy fix it for about $11 and fluid.
     
  7. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Grim.. that was a vague fix...
    What costs $11 to fix a steering box?
    It's the lock nut on the adjustment screw where it's leaking from.
    Could I just replace the top portion "adjustment" part with a donor?
     
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    Hmmm never saw one leak there. Probably a o-ring in there that's bad. My bet is a under $10 repair.
    Take it appart and see. Just be sure to count the turns it takes to remove the alenn bolt. You can over tighten those and have a problem.
    I have a shop manaual with stuff on the box. I'll take a look at it tonight and see how it seals.
     
  9. rocko

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    Thanks Grim..
    txbluethunder and I got it fixed.. it doesn't appear to be leaking anymore.. Just readjusted it, then cranked back down on the lock nut... it's been leak free for 2 days now.
    Thanks to Russell also.. and thanks for taking care of wyatt while we wen't to Waco. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. txbluethunder

    txbluethunder 1/2 ton status

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    no problem...thanks for the tamalies (sp?). they're dinner tonight. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  11. Troopie's Tonka

    Troopie's Tonka 1/2 ton status

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    I bought an old 2wd steering box from the junk yard for $100. sold my 4wd one about 2 weeks ago for 50.
     

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