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Need Help with Power Steering Leak

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlazerBoy, Sep 20, 2001.

  1. BlazerBoy

    BlazerBoy 1/2 ton status

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    I have a serious power Steering leak that developed after my last wheelin trip. I figured it was one of the hoses but upon further inspection I believe it is leaking out the bottom of the box where the splined shaft for the pitman arm comes out. Is there some sort of a seal that can be replaced? Where do you get this seal, do I have to tear down the whole box or can I drop the pitman arm and replace it from the bottom? Any Ideas or thoughts would be helpful thanks.. :)

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    If your gear box is old then I would recomend getting a new one. Because if you change that seal, Im sure shortly down the road the seal where the steering shaft comes in will start leaking. I believe that you have to pull it apart.

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  3. BlazerBoy

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    I am not sure how old or used and abused this box is. It has only been in the truck for a couple months I pulled it from a Suburban from the bone yard when I did my cross over.

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    I rebuilt my steering box with almost no problems. (when I say rebuilt, i replaced all the seals) However, fair warning... If you pull it apart completly you will have a hard time getting the worm gear bearings back in. It looks like a fairly simple thing to take apart and put back together, but unless you are very mechanicly minded, you will not get it back together. Also, I know there is a special tool you can use to get the bearings back in, but i dont know how much easier it makes it. I had to shove the bearings back in with a screw drive and then carefully stack them in this two piece loop thing. It took more than two hands so have a friend handy. Its by no means impossible, but like i said, its not easy either. My seals came with instructions, but my intuition turned out to be more useful than the instructions. Good luck

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  5. BlazerBoy

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    where did you find the seals?

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    AutoZone. I just replied to another user on how to replace these seals as well as the input seal.

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