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Steering box 1st or 2nd design, hydraboost?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazer79, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    My steering gear box is leaking. I want to order a seal kit from carparts.com or some other store like that (I'm outside US).

    On Carparts.com they have kits for 1st design or 2nd design. Which of these is mine? Also, they have a complete rebuilding kit and a major seal kit. What's the difference?

    On Napaonline.com, they have two choices: complete seal kit and major seal kit, both say "including hydraboost." What is hydraboost?

    Thanks for your help.

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  2. northgate

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    I wouldn't recommend trying to re-seal it. Usually the seal fails due to excess play in the shaft the seal is on. It will start leaking again soon and all the work will be for naught. Hydraboost is where the brakes are assisted by the pressure from the power steering pump, instead of having a vacuum booster using manifold vacuum. They are used primarily on one ton and larger vehicles.
     
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    where is the steering box loacated? i am gonna see if mine is loose or not.

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  4. Blazer79

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    Just follow the shaft coming from the steering wheel through the firewall. It connects to a "box" that's attached to the frame. The pitman arm is attached below it.

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    FYI and not to piss you off or anything, but hydroboost was mainly for deisel vehicles. My 84 K5 is hydroboost and it's only 1/2 ton.
     
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    Please help me.

    Can't afford a new or rebuild one right now, so the only option is to buy a seal kit. Now the question, should I buy the kit for the 1st design or the 2nd design?

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